?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

On the Set of “West Side Story”
And now, a bunch of cute little Jets, doing their juvenile delinquent thing.
...

We realize there’s a lot of pushback against the very idea of a West Side Story remake, but the pedigrees on this one are interesting enough to keep us curious. Last month, they released a picture of the Jets, Sharks, Tony and Maria, to which we responded with mild disappointment, because the look of the characters seemed kind of basic and unimaginative. Over the weekend, a promotional shot of Ariana DeBose in the iconic role of Anita gave us a bit more of an idea of why an update with a racially and ethnically appropriate cast might be an exciting thing to see. Which isn’t to suggest that Rita Moreno (who is executive producing this remake and has a supporting role in it) wasn’t appropriate for the role in the original film, but an Afro-Latina would not likely have been cast in such a central role back in the day.

As for the Jets, the costumes remain only so-so. They look quite a bit more fit and pinup-ready than their OG forebears, but we can’t say that’s all that surprising, since young actors are generally expected to maintain a higher level of fitness than fifty or sixty years ago.

 photo 2019jets1_zpsqzdrgsiz.jpg

 photo 2019jets2_zps6hdw5vaj.jpg

 photo 2019jets3_zps1plfccd6.jpg

 photo 2019jets4_zpsnqgrkvgr.jpg

 photo 2019jets5_zpsuy4m1mgu.jpg

 photo 2019jets6_zpsobkxxbjs.jpg

 photo 2019jets7_zpszpk13tdd.jpg

 photo 2019thejets1_zpsma1zbaul.jpg


Then there’s …

 photo 2019jets8_zpseemapcfc.jpg

Damn. Now that’s what we call an argument in favor.

https://tomandlorenzo.com/2019/07/on-the-set-of-west-side-story/

Profile

wss crazy cool by dallowayward
westsidestory
West Side Story

Latest Month

October 2019
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow