Dancing Boy Update
Here’s another update about the forthcoming Dancing Boy short – this one concerns an actor you all know.
As I think I said, the story is told in flashback.
It begins though in the present day. After a brief monologue about the public, private, and secret life of Hollywood (this is a story of the latter), we cut to the Chateau Marmont, where the adult dancing boy (likely now played by me) arrives with his boyfriend.
They’re there to stage a bed-in, thronged by media, to get the former released from his NDA with the studio (so he can tell his story).
This update involves the actor we’re talking with about playing the boyfriend.
As it happens, his breakout role back in the day was (as with the first update) in a family friendly comedy movie from the same decade, although later.
The person with top billing in this movie actually became famous for another movie/franchise a few years earlier, and went on a few years later to be the nominee/winner of an award.
The clue for the actor in question (to be the boyfriend, I mean) concerns an audition – probably the most important of his then young career.
In it he performs a song by a now permanent A list band which at the time was controversial for some people in a certain part of the country (who felt it offended their beliefs).
That was ironic because the title was really just an expression/saying from that part of the country.
There’s a video of the actor singing this song, and talking about the audition.
When you figure it out it will all make sense about why him for this part/scene.
I don’t know if he (as in another person referenced in a blind item a few months ago, and in some way connected with the content of this update) will go through with it, but if we are joined midway through the scene in question by him, it could suggest that a longstanding rumor is true.
Actor: Anthony Rapp (Rent, A Beautiful Mind, Star Trek: Discovery…)
Movie: Adventures in Babysitting – 1987 – Elisabeth Shue
Song: Losing My Religion – “Rent” audition
A list band: R.E.M. – Michael Stipe
Ironic from that part of the country: Appalachia