I missed out on the whole Fame fever thing when it debuted in 1980 and second-debuted in 1982 with a five-year run on TV . I just couldn’t get behind all that random singing and dancing and random toe-touching jump splits of joy. Lame.
28 years later, Fame’s done got itself a remake releasing too soon. Yes, Fame is going to live forever.
Who knows if the toe-touching jump splits of joy are gone, but you can bet your booty there’s going to be plenty of singing and dancing. If Fame’s updated dancing involves gid-inducing B-Boy stuff like this alternate poster, I might reconsider my 28-year boycott, despite a theme song that will never, ever leave your head and a logo that still makes me want to down eight icy ounces of Coca Cola.
Behold one of Fame’s new alternate one sheets. The one that doesn’t look like American Idol.