Billy Porter is truly blossoming into commercial stardom, honey. He’s going to be on Jordan Peele‘s Twilight Zone revival, and he’s got the third season of Pose coming out, and he will also be playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the new musical movie starring Camila Cabello. Although, this Fairy Godmother is going to be genderless. A gender-neutral character in a fairy tale? One Million Moms are going to pull out their two pitchforks (since there’s really two of them)!
Billy has already pissed off the pearl clutchers by appearing on Sesame Street in a dress. And now they can have another thing to get upset about.
Cinderella is the latest movie getting beaten to death with another remake. This one will be sort of inclusive, though, so that’s something. Idina Menzel is playing the wicked stepmother, Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver are the king and queen and Nicholas Galitzine is Prince Robert. It’s supposed to come out next year and is currently filming in England. Billy told CBS News about his next role saying:
“Magic has no gender. We are presenting this character as genderless. That’s how I’m playing it… This is a classic fairy tale for a new generation. I think that the new generation is really ready. The kids are ready. It’s the grownups that are slowing stuff down.”
This Cinderella is a classic fairytale for a new generation. To be able to play this genderless, fabulous fairy godmother – what a gift. Thank you @CBSNews for sitting down with me and catching up about the role❤️ https://t.co/PgVwnhdthI pic.twitter.com/DZNBmRS3CK
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) March 3, 2020
The character is “really powerful” and will be called “The Fab G”. That name gets me a bit excited, and though I’m not sure I want to hear Camila hit some shrill high-notes for two hours, I may watch this if it’s gay enough. But if Billy Porter’s Fairy Godthey doesn’t have a line like, “Cinderella, you better pop that round-pumpkin pussy at the ball and stunt in your glass heels to get some hefty Prince dick by midnight!” then I don’t want it.