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Some Very Gay Reactions to the Wicked Trailer



Some Very Gay Reactions to the Wicked Trailer
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Witchy gays, theater gays, witchy theater gays, collect spherical, for finally we now have a full size Depraved trailer to obsess over for the subsequent just-under-200 days till half one of many on-screen Depraved adaptation hits theaters. (Each time I bear in mind it’s a two-part movie, I do need to scream????? However, alas.) GAY WICKED TRAILER THOUGHTS, LET’S GO.

“Are individuals born depraved or have they got wickedness thrust upon them?” Ariana Grande’s Glinda muses in voiceover firstly of the trailer. I’ve watched the trailer half a dozen occasions already, and I every time, I’m gobsmacked at simply how a lot Ari has reworked…all the things about herself for this function???? And, in fact, Cynthia Erivo’s entrance as Elphaba is appropriately DRAMA. The press-clacking heels! The hair seize! The infinity glasses! And from the very begin of the Glinda/Elphaba meet-cute, it’s clear Erivo and Grande have gotten chemistry, which is really crucial factor to make a display screen adaptation of this musical work. I don’t care about how good or actual the particular results, the magic, the flying look — give me simmering, scorching chemistry between the leads! And all three minutes and 33 seconds of this trailer, fortunately, are certainly giving that. (For what it’s price, the results don’t look dangerous — or too over-the-top, which is what I used to be nervous about — both.)

Glinda and Elphaba meeting for the first time

We watch as Glinda and Elphaba and Jonathan Bailey’s Fiyero start their journeys at Shiz College, the place Elphaba and Glinda are thrust collectively as roommates regardless of having little or no in frequent. And, properly, homosexual followers of the musical will let you know that this roommate situation is brimming with homoerotic subtext and pressure. Or, at the very least, this homosexual fan of the musical will let you know that, maybe scream it to you drunkenly at a bar in Chicago in 2015 when she was newly out!!!!! Oh and Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, headmistress of Shiz? Gorgeous.

Elphaba looking at Glinda who is looking in a mirror

We get an early style of Glinda’s music “Standard,” and Ari’s voice is certainly made for this function. I’m at all times torn about trailers for film musicals, as a result of I crave extra music in them but in addition don’t need among the greater vocal moments to be spoiled forward of time. I do know sure music moments within the movie will give me chills, perhaps even make me tear up, as a result of the Depraved music has been an necessary a part of my little homosexual life for a lot of it. I’m shocked we get samples from two of the most effective recognized — and most karaoke’d, in my expertise — tracks: “Standard” and “Defying Gravity.” But it surely additionally is sensible: These are in all probability the songs even simply informal viewers who aren’t as accustomed to the unique musical would know, making them a universally engaging teaser within the trailer.


Bowen Yang holds a witch hat

I’m gonna want Warby Parker to launch a Depraved eyewear line, stat.

As Elphaba’s powers develop, so does the stress between her and Glinda. Glinda lends Elphaba her grandmother’s dusty previous witch hat, and when Elphaba dons it at a college perform, everybody laughs at and makes enjoyable of her. Carrying a bizarre hat to the perform after which everybody makes enjoyable of you? Even when we put apart the roommate bullying of all of it, THIS IS A PROTOTYPICAL QUEER EXPERIENCE!!! After which Elphaba makes it much more queer by deciding to embrace the factor she’s ridiculed for, donning the hat for the rest of the trailer. Making an adjunct your persona? That’s queer tradition and couture.

Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba in the Wicked trailer

The trailer hits quite a lot of the massive emotional beats of Elphaba and Glinda’s enemies-to-friend-to-enemies arc, and once more, the chemistry between Erivo and Grande is blessedly defying gravity. I can’t wait to see them sing collectively, particularly on considered one of my private favourite songs, one that actually drives house among the present’s queer subtext: “What Is This Feeling?”

Jeff Golblum’s Wizard additionally seems within the trailer, kicking up the central battle of the story, whereby Elphaba is demonized and principally made an enemy of the state within the title of propaganda and social management. I can’t inform but from the trailer, however I hope among the sociopolitical underpinnings of the story are executed properly within the movie!

However this long-anticipated trailer does sufficiently drum up further pleasure for the movie, even when I discover it completely unforgivable that that is only a half one. Ari and Cynthia are stars individually and collectively!

Glinda and Elphaba looking in a mirror together

Now, time to place the unique Broadway forged recording on 🔁.

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