I may have screamed for joy last week when I found out that there’s going to be a live action reboot of “Jem and the Holograms.” For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it was a popular ’80s cartoon series about the very fashion-fabulous Jerrica Benton.
The premise of the series revolves around Benton inheriting her father’s music company Starlight Music and keeping the business from going under.
She knows she needs a talented band to sign and decides to use an alter-ego, Jem, and form a group called the Holograms. The show follows their rise to fame and the conflict they experience with rival girl bands.
This television show rocked my world when I was little. I still have my Jem doll, which included many fuchsia outfits. (Jem is also partially responsible for my love affair for all things pink.) And not only did I love the series but Jem became my and thousands of other girls’ style icon. Everything from her fingerless gloves to her dresses were ’80s-awesome.
Anyway, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” director Jon M. Chu, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, and “Paranormal Activity” producer Jason Blum have teamed up to make the film and are having open video auditions on YouTube:
Will be interesting to see some of the videos they pick!
Meanwhile, over on Pinterest, I have a “Jemtastic” board with some repined photos of Rhianna, Katy Perry, and Emma Stone that have been photoshopped to look like Jem and her band. These images got me thinking. Who would make a great Jem? Olivia Wilde, Emily Browning, or maybe Jennifer Lawrence? What actress do you think would do justice to the Jem role? Leave a comment.