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The Predicable Casting Choices Grease‘s Gay Director Makes for Gay Version

In Los Angeles this week, Grease‘s gay film director Randal Kleiser addressed an audience of eager fans at the ArcLight Cinema, introducing his thirty-year-old film that Paramount Studios updated to make interactive. Or, more accurately, to make into a karaoke experience. Grease: Sing-A-Long slaps bouncy, animated song lyrics on the screen so audience members can, obviously, sing along to Danny and Sandy’s courtship, and it’s probably coming to a city near you. But if Kleiser had to remake Grease — again, again: the film is a remake of the 1977 Broadway show — with a gay focus, who would he cast as the leads?

“Taylor Lautner,” Kleiser says. “And, I guess, Zac Efron.”

Oh, you mean the hottest young male actors today? The ones with the super gay followings? And abs that make the gay boys swoon? Those two? For a second there we thought you’d say Christopher “McLovin’” Mintz-Plasse.

Bigger question: Who would be cast that snappy Rizzo, originally played by Stockard Channing? We’re throwing our money behind Heather Matarazzo. She can still play a high schooler, yes?

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  • greybat

    I didn’t care much for the movie when it first came out. Someone asked me what I thought of it, and I answered “If you’re old enough to remember the nineteen-fifties, you’re too old to be appearing in “Grease”.

  • Marcus

    Why Taylor Lautner???? Oh, wait, nevermind.

    I’m out of the loop, can that dude sing–it’s bad enough that he doesn’t have much chemistry with his female leads. Cough Cough.


    ‘Scuse me……….I would do Christopher “McLovin'” Mintz-Plasse in a freaking heartbeat…He has that kinda sorta nerd-hawt thing goin on……..

  • REBELComx

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Fuck yeah! He’s totally, um what’s that word? Adorkable!


    @REBELComx: “Adorkable”~ perfect!….. You do realize I am going to totally steal that word :-p

    And while theres a mention of Taylor Lautner here, they had the re-run of him hosting Sat.Nite Live last nite……..damm that kid can so some freakin’ incredible gymnastic/martial arts moves……

  • KJ

    Gay, I may be, but I don’t want Grease without my Olivia and Stockard.

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