This article was published on September 26th, 2019
Lions, tigers, bears…OH MY! For all you friends of Dorothy out there: your moment has finally arrived. At last, a Judy Garland biopic of epic proportions is coming to a yellow brick road near you! “Judy”, the new Judy Garland autobiography starring Renee Zellweger, is the movie the gays can’t wait to see…somewhere over the rainbow.
Ever since “Jerry McGuire” and before, Renee Zellweger has thrilled LGBT and straight audiences alike with standout performances in movies like “Chicago,” “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “Cold Mountain,” “Empire Records,” “What/If,” and more simply iconic roles. Everything Zellweger touches, it seems, ending up being an epic piece of cinema.
Now, the Academy Award-winning actress is starring as the OG diva and gay icon: Ms. Judy Garland in a new movie “Judy” about the movie star legend’s life. The gay community is frothing at the bits, especially after seeing Zellweger seamlessly nail the hit from Wizard of Oz: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
For all you friends of Dorothy out there: your moment has finally arrived. At last, a Judy Garland biopic of epic proportions is coming to a yellow brick road near you! “Judy”, the new Judy Garland autobiography starring Renee Zelwegger, is the movie the gays can’t wait to see…somewhere over the rainbow.
The new film “Judy” takes places three decades after the “A Star is Born” actress starred in Wizard of Oz,” in 1968. Judy Arrives in London for her sold-out run at The Talk of the Town Theater. She is forced to work after facing near bankruptcy to be able to get custody of her children. As she sings her way through friends, management, and her relationship with her soon-to-be 5th husband, Mickey Deans, the audience gets a look at the last years of an icon’s time on earth.
Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film “Judy” is an homage to one of Hollywood’s golden era performers and well-loved gay hero: Judy Garland. The movie comes out soon: just follow the yellow brick road.