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Another blast from the past: Gidget getting rebooted

05.18.2010

Remember Gidget? Uh, yeah I didn’t think so. I’m sure a few of you have memories dating back to the late ‘50s and ‘60s, but most of us have only heard the name in passing, and don’t really understand what a pop culture icon the surfer girl was way back then.

Well, what a surprise, someone wants to make Gidget over for the 21st century, and a new film is in the works. Gidget was previously played by Sandra Dee and Sally Field, and save your casting suggestions for my inevitable Cast This column on Thursday.

Why bring Gidget back now? 300 producer Mark Canton explains

"Gidget has always been such a strong symbol of girl power," Canton tells Variety. "With female surfing exploding across the globe, the time is right to bring her back in a major way."

True story: Every girl I’ve ever met owns BLUE CRUSH. They could be on to something here.

Extra Tidbit: I love how this is from the producer of 300. I'm not sure you could find two more opposite characters than Leonidas and Gidget.
Source: Variety

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6:25AM on 05/19/2010

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9:40PM on 05/18/2010
none of the girls i know own blue crush. weird
none of the girls i know own blue crush. weird
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5:25PM on 05/18/2010
i guess this is one of these stories that hold zero interest to any body that is a regular to JoBlo.But its nice to know Sally Field was once fuckable.
i guess this is one of these stories that hold zero interest to any body that is a regular to JoBlo.But its nice to know Sally Field was once fuckable.
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2:35PM on 05/18/2010

There's a new section for Movie Hotties

. . . vintage hotties. Hot older actresses' pics from back in the day.

It's too early to tell how this will play out; methinks the concept is a bit dated, though. Probably hand it to Dakota Fanning or Chloe Moretz when she has a few more years under her belt.
. . . vintage hotties. Hot older actresses' pics from back in the day.

It's too early to tell how this will play out; methinks the concept is a bit dated, though. Probably hand it to Dakota Fanning or Chloe Moretz when she has a few more years under her belt.
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1:45PM on 05/18/2010

is that Sally Field...

...as a hot young teen? Wow, she was a cutie.
...as a hot young teen? Wow, she was a cutie.
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1:19PM on 05/18/2010
Yeah, they tried to re-boot this shit back in 1986 as a tv show. It was about as popular as a turd at a pool party. My guess is that not much is going to change.
Yeah, they tried to re-boot this shit back in 1986 as a tv show. It was about as popular as a turd at a pool party. My guess is that not much is going to change.
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12:19PM on 05/18/2010
Gidget is going to work, and here's why: She represents female empowerment matched with innocence and abstinence. The "Gidget" movies shows a character that encourages girls to be strong and confident and adventurous without being sexual. I picture someone like Emma Roberts, or Emily Osment in a PG film with a cast like George Lopez and Luke Wilson and musical performances by Justin Beiber and School Gyrls.

Think I'm kidding? Wait and see.
Gidget is going to work, and here's why: She represents female empowerment matched with innocence and abstinence. The "Gidget" movies shows a character that encourages girls to be strong and confident and adventurous without being sexual. I picture someone like Emma Roberts, or Emily Osment in a PG film with a cast like George Lopez and Luke Wilson and musical performances by Justin Beiber and School Gyrls.

Think I'm kidding? Wait and see.
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11:50AM on 05/18/2010
Allow me to be the first to give this the thumbs down
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11:36AM on 05/18/2010
Yeah, I definitely DON'T own Blue Crush. I'm the chick with Fargo, The Big Lebowski, all the Tarantino films, Traffic and There Will Be Blood in my collection.

As for Gidget, she sounds awfully familiar. And I didn't even realize that was Sally Field until you mentioned it.

That aside....I have nothing to contribute to this.
Yeah, I definitely DON'T own Blue Crush. I'm the chick with Fargo, The Big Lebowski, all the Tarantino films, Traffic and There Will Be Blood in my collection.

As for Gidget, she sounds awfully familiar. And I didn't even realize that was Sally Field until you mentioned it.

That aside....I have nothing to contribute to this.
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1:50PM on 05/18/2010
I'm a guy, and I own all the movies you just listed, PLUS Blue Crush! It was goofy, but fun, and the surfing was filmed very well.
I'm a guy, and I own all the movies you just listed, PLUS Blue Crush! It was goofy, but fun, and the surfing was filmed very well.
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