Today is that day that all of our dreams have come true. Jem and the Holograms is being made into a modern day movie. If you didn’t watch the cult series, you either had a depraved childhood or you are 10 years younger than I am.
The cartoon aired from 1985 to 1988 and chronicled the adventures of music producer Jerrica Benton, her singer alter ego Jem, and her band the Holograms. This series taught the importance of accessorizing, as well as the transformational properties of hair color. With the help of her computer Synergy and a pinch of her hot pink star earrings, the show’s heroine was able project a holographic image over herself and transform into a rock star. This show oozed personal style. Jerrica complimented her sophisticated blonde bob with berets and sweater vests. Jem had wild pink hair and an infinity for short wrap dresses. One woman with two identities shaping ‘80s wardrobes — what’s not to love?
Jason Blum, Scooter Braun, and director Jon M. Chu announced the epic news today on YouTube. Production is set to start in the spring with the film being described as a “modern day live action reinvention of the cartoon.” The trio is using their their website JemTheMovie.com to enlist fans to help with writing music, designing costumes, and casting.
Is there an actress out there truly outrageous enough to take on Jem?