Glamour and Glitter! Fashion and Fame!
Jem is truly, truly, truly outrageous and the new comic series from IDW (first issue premiered in March) is everything an 80’s girl could hope for. Sophie Campbell’s art style and character concepts really fit with the world of Jem and the Holograms. Campbell pays homage to the wild outfits and hairstyles of my childhood favorite cartoon adding a modern edge to them. Kelly Thompson stays true to the characters’ personalities with young dialog and a pinch of teen drama. I can’t wait to see the rivalry unfold between The Misfits and Jem and the Holograms over the coming months.
AND speaking of Jem and the Holograms… There is a movie coming out this October, too! The film will feature our favorite orphans (step aside, Annie) in a modern-age internet obsessed L.A. trying to make it big in the music industry. :D Jerrica/Jem will be played by Aubrey Peebles, Kimber by Stefanie Scott, Aja by Hayley Kiyoko, and Shana by Aurora Perrineau.
Characters/actors pic snagged from PHAT Girl Fresh
I can’t wait to see this film! I hope it’s outrageous, and amazing, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous. My only question, after watching the trailer, is WHERE’S SYNERGY?! She’s kind of the point of “Jem and the Holograms“… I suppose time will tell whether this will be my cotton-candy-pink heart’s desire or another Pitch Perfect (a very good movie, but not the Sci-Fi extravaganza we were hoping for with Jem).
These ladies look AMAZING on stage! Photo from IMDB.com
In the meantime, tell me about your favorite childhood TV shows and which ones you would like to see made into a live-action film. What would you have liked to see done differently with other cartoon-inspired live-action films (like Transformers or G.I. Joe)?