7 Things I Didn't Expect to Learn From the Cruel Intentions Musical
If you're in the Los Angeles area and you're nostalgic for the '90s, reserve your tickets for The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions right now.
If you're unfamiliar, The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions is exactly what it sounds like: a musical parody of the '90s classic. It gained buzz last Friday after its opening night where members of the original cast and crew were in the audience, including Sarah Michelle Gellar; the film's original writer/director, Roger Kumble; and costar Sean Patrick Thomas. While Ryan Phillippe was at Coachella, he did tweet "So bummed I missed it, but coming this week. Can't wait."
I was also there last Friday, and while it's been a beat since I've seen the original film, watching it again in musical form made me see Cruel Intentions in a whole new light. I'm now adult-ish, and rehearing those lines and lyrics reminded me of a few things about dating and love.