A new and longer trailer for the biopic about Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger and simply called, Judy, has been released and even Liza may have trouble throwing shade. In fairness, Judy Garland’s life and career were made to be a biopic. It has it all: fame, drug addiction, insecurity, beauty, even a young Liza Minelli, and The Wizard of Oz. What else could anyone, ever, want in a biopic? Even a Judge Judy biopic couldn’t hold candle to this.
At 73 and a showbiz forever person, Liza Minelli has seen and done it all. When you’re the old-school gay icon daughter of history’s very first gay icon (Oscar Wilde doesn’t count because he didn’t do any movies), you’ve been there and back, won the Tony for it, probably snorted coke off that Tony, and kept on jazz hands-ing your way through life with aplomb. So when these up and coming little floozies try to emulate your mom’s classics, you need to show them a seat. To celebrate Pride Month, Liza with a Z briefly opened her parasol over Lady Gaga’s version of her mom Judy Garland’s classic A Star Is Born.
Last year, we got our first look at Renee Zellweger with Teddy Ruxpin contacts in her eyes to play Judy Garland in a new biopic. The teaser trailer is finally here.
When it was first announced last year that Renée Zellweger was going to play Judy Garland in a biopic, I was skeptical to say the least. But then three months ago, the first picture of Renée as Judy in Judy was released, and I realized it wasn’t going to be the three-alarm mess I had anticipated. I almost got a little excited for it. The same can’t be said for Liza Minnelli, who recently let it be known that she wants nothing to do with Renée as her mama.
When I heard there was a “first look” of Renée Zellweger in full Judy Garland drag available I braced myself like limp noodle with polio about to walk through a windstorm (with my head held high, of course). According to IndieWire, Renée is starring in Judy which will be directed by “Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner” Rupert Gold. It was reported last year that fair haired Renée stomped on Anne Hathaway’s dreams of being the first to bring Judy to the big screen (Judy Davis played her on TV). To the many that shouted “her?”, Renée would like you to have a seat. Renée did not come to play. Are you ready because heeeeeeeeeere’s Judy!
Eight years ago, The Weinstein Company (eeesh) announced they were working on a biopic about Judy Garland, based on the book Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland. It was supposed to star Anne Hathaway. Eight years later, a different Judy Garland biopic has been announced and this one will star Renee Zellweger as Judy. “I’m sorry, was my number disconnected recently?” thought a furious Anne Hathaway, as she crushed her phone in her right hand.