This is the “Judy” Docudrama You’ve Been Waiting For

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Before Lady Gaga, before Madonna, before Cher, there was Judy Garland. The star’s upcoming Renee Zellweger-starring biopic, simply called Judy, hits theaters on September 27th. It will chronicle a low point in Garland’s story: Her money is gone; she has no home — and in hopes of keeping her family together, she must now head to London for five weeks of concerts at The Talk of the Town nightclub.

How will audiences respond to Zellweger’s depiction of this enduring gay icon? Will longtime fans find her believable? Will younger audiences even care? Might it even bring about another Stonewall Uprising? (Garland passed away during that fateful week in 1969.) In early previews, Zellweger seems be deftly channeling the singer, actress and mother.

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In one tear-jerking scene, she muses, “Everybody has their troubles, and I’ve had mine. I just want what everybody wants. I just seem to have a harder time getting it.” It’ll be a must-see for fans of Garland, Zellwegger and big screen musicals. But it may leave fans wondering – if they could be listening to Judy sing, why oh why listen to Renee?

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Last modified: September 26, 2019