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Things We Saw Today: We’re Here for Billy Porter as Cinderella‘s Fab G

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Does the world really need another version of Cinderella? After countless films, cartoons, musicals, and remakes, it feels like this classic fairy tale been done to death. But if anything could change my mind, it’s the fabulous Billy Porter doing his own genderless take on the Fairy Godmother/Godparent, known in the film as “Fab G”. The Pose star recently shared a photo from the set of the film, and he looks pretty damn magical:

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Kay Cannon’s (Blockers) live-action musical Cinderella stars singer Camila Cabello in the title role, along with James Corden, Idina Menzel, Pierce Brosnan, Missy Elliott, and John Mulaney. In an interview with, Porter described the role saying, “You know, it hit me when I was on set last week, how profound it is that I am playing the Fairy Godmother — they call it the Fab G, … Magic has no gender.”

He added, “We are presenting this character as genderless — at least that’s how I’m playing it, and it’s really powerful. You know, this is a classic — this is a classic fairy tale for a new generation. I think that the new generation is really ready. You know the kids are ready, it’s the grownups that are slowing stuff down.”

Cinderella is scheduled to be released in September on Amazon Prime Video.

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  • Bill approves:

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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