Dirty Dancing is a much-beloved '80s classic. It has a lot of heart, and a whole lot of Patrick Swayze breaking hearts.
These are fires that you really shouldn't play with or you'll almost certainly get burned, and that is exactly what Twitter did to the new trailer that's been released.
In an attempt to market off the new "musical remakes" thing that's sweeping TV, ABC released the trailer for their Dirty Dancing musical remake, and, despite its numerous rousing dance numbers, it is not landing exactly how they'd hoped.
The new version stars Scream Queens' Abigail Breslin as Baby Houseman, and newcomer Colt Prattes in the Swayze-originated role of Johnny Castle.
While ABC likely believed the two main stars' chemistry would be enough to convince audiences to fall in love with it, that does not appear to be the case.
In fact, if Twitter is to be believed, people are very much opposed to the whole idea of this entirely.
It it absolute sacrilege that @abcnetwork has a remake of Dirty Dancing. No no and no!— Marisa Thomason (@galleriegirl) April 6, 2017
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With the two main roles secured, who was going to round out the cast? Well, ABC made sure it was a who's who of B+ listers.
There's Bruce Greenwood (Mad Men) and Debra Messing (Will & Grace) as Dr. Jake Houseman and Marjorie Houseman, Baby's parents, and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as Lisa Houseman, Baby's sister.
The film also features former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger as Penny Johnson, Johnny's main dance partner before she betrays him, and before things get hot and heavy between him and Baby.prevnext
How dare they remake Dirty Dancing! Patrick Swayze is a GOD.— peg leg (@pegbucks) April 8, 2017
Rounding out the cast are legendary actor Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back) as resort bandleader Tito Suarez, and Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as Vivian Pressman, an older woman who wants to sleep with Johnny.
It looks like ABC did try to nail down some respected and unarguably talented actors and actresses for this film, but taking on the responsibility of reimagining a film that is so near and dear to people is rarely going to be met with resounding praise and excitement.prevnext
A Dirty dancing remake is against my religion.— Breasted Boobily (@Author_DLWhite) April 24, 2017
Bottom line, they were probably doomed to have fans responded aggressively from the get-go, but time will tell if that aggressive backlash was warranted or not. We'll find out when Dirty Dancing premieres on ABC on Wednesday, May 24th.
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