The reinvention of the Oscar-winning
film Fame will also
include a talented gay teen in its cast, except this version drops
the tortured gay teen storyline.
Fame follows a group of talented
students at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. They
are dancers, singers, actors and artists looking for their big break.
Among the students craving the spotlight is the character of Kevin,
played by Paul McGill, who is studying to be a dancer and is gay.
Ever since the movie's announcement,
gay entertainment blogs have been asking if the character of Kevin
was destined to rehash the tortured gay teen storyline of Montgomery,
played by Paul McCrane in the original film. Gay entertainment site
might have been the first to raise the subject way back in October.
An unnamed source close to the
production tells On Top Magazine that Kevin is very different
“[Kevin] is not tortured at all,”
our source says, “the fact that he is gay is not discussed in the
Which leaves us with more questions
Fame also stars Kelsey Grammer,
Megan Mullaly, Bebe Neuwirth, Asher Book and Kristy Flores, and opens
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