Thursday, August 11, 2011

In which I ask an important pop culture question

In a post on JTA's "The Telegraph" I ask (in Morse code!) the burning question that has been on everyone's mind since the remake of Dirty Dancing was announced -- will the new one be as Jewy as the original?

What is certain is that if Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the dances in the original and was just named as the director of the remake, attempts to re-create the story in the original cultural milieu, he's going to have to make it very Jewish because "Dirty Dancing" is one of Jew-iest movies of all time.


Whatever happens with the new film, at least we've got this "remake" from Conan O'Brien and the late Jerry Orbach:


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