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So, we all know and love the Addams Family musical, right? Well, addams-beineke brought to my attention recently that the casting call for the non-Equity tour specified that all parts were to be played by Caucasian actors.
I guess they were trying to be as close to the Broadway cast as possible, but it got me thinking. There’s really no good reason that the Beinekes in particular have to be white. Yes, they have a German name, but that really just means someone somewhere in the family tree was German. They could be any race.
There’s also the fact that Gomez has been previously played by Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia (in the movies). In the original comics he’s portrayed as having slightly darker skin than the rest of the family, except Grandma- who, yes, was intended to be his mother. And, of course, the role of Wednesday was originated on Broadway by Latina actress Krysta Rodriguez. The choice to ask for Caucasian Wednesdays makes a bit more sense, since the character is traditionally pale, but as KRod demonstrated, being pale and being 100% white aren’t always the same thing.
Also, the ancestors are ghosts. They could be literally anything. Because, really, the idea that the Addamses have been around so long and had no racial intermarriage strains suspension of disbelief. Also, the actors are all under so much chalky makeup, even if they’re white to begin with, that it’s hard to tell.
So how would you guys feel about color-blind casting for the Beinekes and ancestors?
Do not attempt to fuck with me when it comes to the history of The Addams Family.
I will leave you a five-paragraph review about why you’re wrong. With MLA citations.
No but what’s really entertaining is reading the YouTube comment wars over braids!Wednesday vs. short hair!Wednesday on videos of Pulled (from The Addams Family musical).
Does your otp ever do that funny thing where it rips your entire soul out
This GIF. This fucking GIF. Every time. This GIF sums up why I ship WxL so hard.
Ellie (addams-beineke) came up with the headcanon that this is their first kiss, right after their first date. That Wednesday walked away- and then turned right back around and kissed him.
It’s not the OBC, who are my ultimate Wednesday and Lucas, but it’s still perfect. The way she takes his face in her hands, delicately, gently, like she’s trying not to break him. The sense of urgency in the kiss, like if she doesn’t do it now she’ll never be able to work up the courage again. And his expression before he closes his eyes, like he barely believes she’s really there. But it’s all passion and it all boils down to them, alone in their own world for a moment. It’s a kiss that is deep and heartfelt and honest, before they go out to take on whatever the world throws at them. Because together, they make a formidable team.
They’re not perfect, and they’re an unlikely pair, but they just…work together. They’re like a Yin-Yang, balancing each other out. And that is why they’re a rip-your-soul-out amazing pairing.
“i skipped the ninth dr bc he’s boring lol”
“I didn’t watch the first four seasons bc castiel«1#<33”
“there’s only six episodes of sherlock what’s the point of watching it”
I feel like supernatural deserved a gif too
"omg why is there even an addams family fandom"