As a new generation tries to remake a classic, against my better judgment, I am taken back to the original movie “Fame” from 1980 as well as the tv series that was equally awesome. Irene Cara really had her moment during this period of time. As I choose her song from the Fame soundtrack “Out Here On My Own” I am taken back to my school days when this was one of those songs that would inevitably be sung at talent shows, and every kid taking piano lessons somehow ended up learning this song as one of their “cool” songs.
My first reaction to reading this news is Nooooooooooo! Don’t try to remake a good thing! “Fame” was the “High School Musical” of my time..I loved the movie AND the spinoff tv series. I dreamed of going to NY School for the Arts. Who could forget Leroy? Coco? Mrs. Sherwood?