It was so weird! Delle and I were just talking about Solenn earlier this morning, when suddenly, right after our show, we find out she’s passing by the RX studios to drop off her debut CD! To be honest we were all awed by how stunning she looked! Incredible woman, Solenn is! Then she was telling us that she just wrapped up filming the remake of Temptation Island! I didn’t even know they were remaking it! For those who don’t know the movie, it’s a cult classic considered by many as the gayest movie ever filmed. Its popularity peaked way after it was shown in the cinemas. Word of mouth, plus VHS tapes passed on from one person to another gave this camp classic a second wind that outpaced its first. For the uninitiated, here’s a crash course:
Watching it is a bizarre experience. It was one inadvertently funny line after another. So how will the remake fare? Here’s the trailer:
I love how they filtered the movie through sepia tones, giving it that old movie feel. I don’t know though how it would translate now that they got A-listers to play the roles. Remember, most of what made the original funny was the fact that most of the actresses had no idea just how funny they were! Them not trying to be funny made it so funny! The awkward delivery of the English lines were hilarious! But now, with such inggleseras like Solenn, Heart and Lovi, will the lines have the same punch? I guess if it was more of a tongue-in-cheek homage or a parody of the original, more than it is a serious attempt to recreate the original, then it could work. I loved the last part though, with the chicken. I especially LOL’ed when Marian said “chicken keri!” It’s promising, I really hope it delivers!