Mj Rodriguez Sang ‘Suddenly Seymour’ And The Video Is Getting A Lot Of Love
Mj Rodriguez is one of the biggest names in television right now. The trans actress is the lead of the groundbreaking show “Pose” that is all about LGBTQ+ people of color in the late ’80s and early ’90s of New York City. The African-American and Puerto Rican actress is once again showing her impressive entertainment skills on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Mj Rodriguez and George Salazar are currently in a production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Pasadena Playhouse.
It is perfect for the spooky season we have all been waiting for. If you’ve never seen “Little Shop of Horrors,” do it now. You won’t regret it.
Salazar tweeted to celebrate the moment that he and Rodriguez broke another barrier for LGBTQ+ people of color.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is a cult classic that has kept audiences inspired and entertained for decades. Seeing a gay Asian-Latino man and a trans Black-Latina woman take the lead roles is another step forward for queer people of color.
Salazar continued his tweet by highlighting the importance of brown, queer people getting a chance to shine on a national stage.
It is no question that the representation of queer people and people-of-color is scarce in entertainment. However, seeing Rodriguez and Salazar take one such an iconic show and do it wonderfully is something people can look up to.
While the crucial representation is lagging in Hollywood, audiences are ready to support more and more diverse projects. The annual UCLA Hollywood representation study showed that films that had 31 percent to 40 percent of minority representation garnered the biggest global box office successes.
Fans of the original show are giving the rendition so much love.
The show is playing at the Pasadena Playhouse from Sept. 17 until Oct. 20. It is safe to say that people are starting to buy up the tickets after their appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Fans of the two performers are thanking them on social media for the importance of their performance.
It is a very important thing for children to see themselves represented. By seeing themselves represented in major productions, other queer children of color can reach for the stars and will see their future opening up in front of them. It offers a community often ignored role models to know that they can do anything.
People who have seen the performance are admitting that they are being moved to tears.
The duo really made an impression on audience members. Their performance is one that brings chills to your body. Rodriguez shines as she sings her heart out and will leave you speechless.
So, who’s going to take my money and give me tickets for this show?
From the clip, it seems like this is a show worth watching. Who doesn’t want to experience some theatre history?
You can watch the full video below.
What a beautiful rendition of a timeless classic.