Friday, March 03, 2006Wait, That Can't Be Right
John Travolta and Queen Latifah have been confirmed to star in the big-screen version of Hairspray to be directed by Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House).
Huh? I've seen Hairspray, and I swear to fuck that Travolta's not in that movie anywhere. I've seen it several times and I'm quite certain.
Travolta will play the role made famous by Divine as Edna Turnblad. Latifah will play Motormouth Mabel. A current nationwide search is on for the lead role of Tracy Turnblad made famous by Ricki Lake. Production begins this Fall with a 2007 release.
Y'see, John Waters? This is what happens when you sell your shit out. Now, I know that you never claimed to be an artist solely for art's sake, and I know you've always been open about your pursuit of money, but this is some serious whoredom. And not the good, fun kind, either. Eating dogshit for a buck is one thing, but hooking up with Travolta? Christ, you'll be doing ads for Hummers next. (And not the blowjob kind, the 10 mpg kind.)
Whatever cred Travolta earned for doing Pulp Fiction was more than wiped out by doing Phenomenon, Michael, and Battlefield Earth.
Unless Travolta eats dogshit in the movie. That I'd pay to see. Do you think it would show up on an E-meter? |