Lisa Frankenstein opens at the end of this week—the closest thing to a mainstream romantic movie coming in time for Valentine’s Day, where the F-CK was the planning for that holiday this year?!—and there was a screening in LA the other night for the film. I bring this up because Cole Sprouse stars in the film, and his Riverdale co-star KJ Apa came out to support him. It’s a Riverdale reunion!
I am legit glad that the Riverdale crew seems to be moving onwards and upwards after that show seriously sh-t the bed—the actors were always game for whatever nonsense the showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, threw at them, the increasingly terrible plot lines were not on them—and that they seem to have emerged from the early-20s fame pressure cooker with at least some of their friendships intact. Although I feel like my brain has deleted the information about which Sprouse twin is which because I keep thinking this is Dylan, but no, he’s the one married to the model and Cole is the one who was on Riverdale (although Barbara Palvin also showed up to support her brother-in-law, which only adds to my confusion).
The other Lisa Frankenstein stars were there, too, including Kathryn Newton, doing her own moving on after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also sh-t the bed (I have wondered if the potential Young Avengers lineup including Cassie Lang is now threatened), and Carla Gugino, in a great red jumpsuit. Also present were director Zelda Williams and writer Diablo Cody.
Speaking of people moving on, influencer Dylan Mulvaney was there, in a strong Eighties style black and white ensemble. I am legit glad to see her thriving after that Bud Light fiasco last year. As for Bud Light, they recently announced comedian Shane Gillis as their new spokesperson. You remember him, right? He’s the comedian who was hired and fired from SNL back in 2019 within a matter of days after podcasts in which he used racial and gay slurs were publicized. In the years since, Gillis graduated from performing at clubs to theaters—he’s playing Radio City Music Hall next month—he has a special on Netflix, and he’s hosting SNL this weekend. Not only is cancel culture not real, in this case, being “cancelled” made Shane Gillis a star. I think we’ve gone backwards, actually.