Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Archie and Jughead Get a Gay Makeover


Is it just me, or is there something funny going on in "Riverdale"? I'm not saying show runner Greg Berlanti -- aka Robbie Rogers' partner -- had to get the casting couch reupholstered after choosing the male leads for the CW's new live-action version of the Archie comic book. But it seems awfully strange that he selected a New Zealander (K.J. Apa) who doesn't have red hair -- but does have a six pack and tattoos(!) -- to play all-American Archie Andrews (can't wait to hear that accent!) and a pretty boy blond kid (Cole Sprouse) to play Jughead Jones, who I always thought of as a younger and cuter Fonzie. (No complaints about Luke Perry as Archie's dad, Fred, other than, "How the fuck did we all get to be so old?!")


The new Archie 


and Jughead ...  

Not surprisingly, he picked straightforward choices for the girls ...


with Camila Mendes as Veronica ...


and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper ...


Perhaps the boys gave great table reads ... or knew how to sing for their supper. Hooray for Hollywood!

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