JT Leroy: The Movie
Heh, didn't take long for Ms. Bright to change her tune. OK, so it's settled: Reese Witherspoon plays Susie Bright. How would the rest of the casting go?
After the jump is the official Left Behinds casting for
Laura Albert: Pomo genius, or unscrupulous Kathy Acker wannabe?
Who could portray this manic Victor/Victoria with more edgy pathos than:
John Cameron Mitchell
Savannah Knoop: Andy Warhol cypher, or inarticulate babydyke celebrity-stalker?
She proved with Twins that she's back, and who could deliver the line "I don't need this in my life right now" more snarkily than Darlene?
Geoffrey Knoop: Stands by his woman, or stands to make a quick buck?
Post sex tapes, this is a perfect way to reassert the thespian chops of:
Colin Farrell (and who wouldn't pay to see Colin and John Cameron make out?)
Dennis Cooper: Supportive elder statesman, or someone who really has no right to criticize others for exploiting teenage hustlers?
If playing a lovable gay man is the quickest route to an Oscar, what about playing an avowed pedophile/sadist? Well, who has less to prove than
Mary Gaitskill: Laughing stock, or who Laura Albert would be if she could actually write?
Hey, if a 39-year-old woman can impersonate a gay teenager, why not give this role to the fabulously sardonic
Susie Bright: Former colleague of Albert's pegged as an early mark, or "just a minor character"?
By consensus, a sexed up
Reese Witherspoon (proving in this early role that she's got the ta-tas to play Bright)
Carrie Fisher: Occasional writer of JT's fiction, or just trying to associate her name with something other than Princess Leia?
Continuing with an argument I made a few weeks ago, this would be the perfect transition to good, middle-aged roles for:
Courtney Love (post rehab, pre anorexic weight loss)
Shirley Manson: Credulous celebrity friend, or washed up rock goddess desperate for attention?
This is the perfect comeback role for a stunt-casted
Any other suggestions?
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