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Jinkx Monsoon Reads for Jawbreaker Musical

Jinkx Monsoon Reads for Jawbreaker Musical

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I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it.

Jawbreaker is one of the campiest teen classics to hit the big screen. Rose McGowan as the teen she-devil, Courtney, will go down in cinema history as one of the best cast roles of all time. The film itself has left us with so much witty one-liners and dark comedy, it's a perfect candidate for a Broadway musical.

A musical has been in the works for a few years, and the film's writer and director, Darren Stein recently workshopped a version in New York. Also present at the reading was none other than Jinkx Monsoon who read for the role of Principal Sherwood. Originated by Carol Kane, Sherwood may be the perfect role for a queen like Jinkx who shows a true appreciation for old Hollywood.

@thejinkx turned it out as Principal Sherwood in our reading of Jawbreaker the Musical.

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Stein told Out about the reading:

"Jawbreaker is a teen film but it's also a Faustian tale about a girl selling her soul. The cruel comedy and hyperreal visuals made it cult, but with the driving pop/dance music that Jeff Thomson has written for the show, it feels more emotional and universal. To have a drag icon like Jinkx Monsoon play the role of Principal Sherwood feels like a modern extension of the tone and pays homage to the fact that the film has influenced many a queen over the years."

Can we nominate Adore Delano as the queen bitch, Courtney?


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