Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I hope it really is a satire
Apparently there is a musical based on an American Idol theme; you can get a synopsis here.
I think there's great potential in this material, but if they really want to drive the point home (if indeed there is a point), they should pull out all the stops. I mean, just go over the top. You know, tease out all of the subtextual associations that go along with the word "idol": virgin sacrifice, Indiana Jones, badly chanting Hollywood "natives," cannibalism, whatever. Throw Clay Aiken (or whoever) in the middle of that and see what you get.
(Jeff, any scoop on what this actually is, or whether it's any good?)