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 from Montgomery.

β€œ[Kevin] is not tortured at all,” our source says, β€œthe fact that he is gay is not discussed in the film.”

Which leaves us with more questions than answers.

Fame also stars Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullaly, Bebe Neuwirth, Asher Book and Kristy Flores, and opens September 25th.

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