Screaming and shouting. Works of art defaced. Pushing and shoving. Socialites disgraced.
The new “Dynasty” will bear more than a passing resemblance to the steamy high-camp soufflé that was the 80s ‘original, but one thing will be different for sure, you miserable bitch.
During a summer press tour on Wednesday, a journalist asked the team behind the reboot about Blake Carrington’s homophobia in the original show that premiered in ’81.
The new “Dynasty” makes Blake’s son Steven Carrington (James Mackay) openly gay.
“Steven is confidently gay,” says executive producer Josh Schwartz. “He’s not toying with his sexuality. He is gay — Blake accepts him. There’s no rancor over that issue.”
He continued: “We sort of assumed that even in some of the more conservative pockets of the South, where the show takes place, a lot of those dynamics have evolved.”
Grant Show, who’ll be playing Blake in the new version, says the character “can’t be homophobic” in the 2017 redux.
“He fiercely loves his family,” he says, “and he fiercely defends his dynasty.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the situation released the following prepared statement:
Well, Empire is basically an updated, Black version of Dynasty. I stopped watching long ago. But it happened the topic in an obvious, schmaltzy sort of way and hired a rather mediocre and charmless actor for the role. Homophobia is still very much a thing, obviously, and there are other issues that many gay and homo-dominant men contend with. But I’m not sure an unabashed soap could successfully tackle them. I will however watch the first episode.
You missed maybe the biggest change in that storyline for the new Dynasty: Sammy Jo, who was female in the original series and was Steven’s longtime on-again-off-again love interest as he struggled with his sexuality, is now male in the new series, so there’s no debate about Steven being gay.
That being said, on paper, the Dynasty reboot sounds fun, but the preview looks absolutely awful.
Agreed. The actors don’t rival the original. The bar of beauty is way too high for the present day chosen actors to ascend. It’s not always wise to tamper with prefection.
Could be a fun watch though if a bit flexible. We’ll see.
It’s just a reboot that didn’t need to happen… not in Today’s world. And Josh447 is right on the money… The original Dynasty cast stood out because of their unique looks and the flash and flare. I saw the trailer or the new one and it pales in comparison to the original, with the cast looking painfully basic AF
In 1982 a mere $150 million dollars was all one needed to make the Forbes 400 list. Today its $1.7 billion dollars. Not only are mansion selling for that now but two years ago Larry Ellison and Bill Gates got into a bidding war for an island off of Hawaii. Ellison won with $500 million dollars. That $500 million dollars did not come to one percent of either mans overall net worth. I wonder what ol’ Blake Carrington’s net worth will be now that the price of a barrel of oil is at rock bottom as well as the price of shares for the majority of the big oil companies (though they are all paying the dividends regularly).
“He continued: “We sort of assumed that even in some of the more conservative pockets of the South, where the show takes place, a lot of those dynamics have evolved.””
Dallas took place in Texas, the south. Dynasty takes place in Colorado.
Not only did Dynasty take place in Colorado but the entire eight seasons or so that it aired not ONCE was a snow storm written into the script. They never had scenes involving snow but they did wear plenty of fur coats.
well, to be frank, it DOES get awfully chilly with all that shade being thrown around on set… the furs were a necessity!
LOL – the cartoonists of South Park must have noticed that and they went to the other extreme. Always snow & parkas in South Park, CO even in “summer.”
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