Remember how last year Universal tried to release a movie and pass it off under the name of Jem and the Holograms? Great. Now remember how shit it was? Well, we can just stop talking about 1the atrocity all together. But thankfully, now the fans of the 80’s television show can finally get a taste of what they really wanted and deserve with CREATURE’s fan-made short film, Truly Outrageous: A Jem Fan Film.
The ladies over at the production company CREATURE (a YouTube page that makes videos covering things all geeky and lovely) have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their fan project. CREATURE made a video, JEM REACTS – to the new Jem and the Holograms Trailer, and totally said what we were all thinking. Inspired by the positive reaction, the company have decided to take the video one-step further with a fan-made movie.
According to their Kickstarter page, “Truly Outrageous! A Jem Fan Film is a sincere Jem live action adaptation, and one a lot of us fans out there have been dreaming of for a very long time. We hope we have provided many reasons to garner your support but it’s not about “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” for us – it’s about giving back to you!”
The story will not be based on the incredible IDW comic as hopefully there will be a movie based on it one day. The movie will also not be making jokes at the live-action film because, well, we’re all over that and that’s not what Jem is about. And it also will not be an origin story, though inspired by the original series.
Music? Check. 80’s fashion? Check. Being truly outrageous? Yes please!
Jem and the Holograms really means a lot to people of multiple generations. It’s cool to see a group of people group together to make something they’re really passionate about. If you’re interested, hop on over to the movie’s Kickstarter page to donate. The group have a goal of $12,000 to produce the first half of the movie. There are more goal to be unlocked, and hopefully they reach them. Maybe one day a movie studio will listen and make something for fans and newcomers.