Monday, July 16, 2007

Separated at Hairspray

I know I’m the wrong target demographic (i.e. neither a teenage girl or a gay male), but I just don’t get Zac Efron. I mean, I guess the 19-year-old bit of peach fuzz is cute in a Kewpie doll kind of way. And sure, he sings, he dances and he knows how to mystic tan. But I’m not entirely sure I understand why he has exploded all over the gossip blogs of late. Then, I realized that in our everything-old-is-new-again culture, perhaps Zac’s celebrity is just another case of lazy fame recycling. How else could you account for the fact that he looks like an unholy mash-up of Clay Aiken, Daniela Sea and Lindsay Lohan?


Anonymous said...

I don't get it either.

I liked the Link in the original movie. He had that whole Elvis look going for him. I think Efron's popularity comes from the fickle fate of having a Disney production on your resume, which means that if he doesn't develop an adult following, he's likely to find his fans outgrowing him in short order.

Anonymous said...

Wow, creepy!

Anonymous said...

wow, you forgot to include Jared Leto in that mix!

too funny!

Amanda said...

The boy can't sing. Just listen to High School Musical. No one in that poor excuse for a musical can sing. It hurts my musical theater loving ears.