History Trivia / Rent

13th Dec '15 5:22:10 AM Kitch
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie, at least, starts on Christmas Eve 1989, but the show has always been synonymous with TheNineties. VirtualReality as [[NewMediaAreEvil an evil takeover plot]], AIDS spreading like wildfire, Benny's ignorance about the risks of HIV, etc.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie, at least, starts on Christmas Eve 1989, 1988, but the show has always been synonymous with TheNineties. VirtualReality as [[NewMediaAreEvil an evil takeover plot]], AIDS spreading like wildfire, Benny's ignorance about the risks of HIV, etc.
13th Dec '15 5:21:49 AM Kitch
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** It also created a serious {{Anachronism}}: The ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' joke in "Today 4 U".

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** It also created [[AnachronismStew a serious {{Anachronism}}: anachronism]]: The ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' joke in "Today 4 U".
13th Dec '15 5:21:24 AM Kitch
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** It also created a serious {{Anachronism}}: The ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' joke in "Today 4 U".
19th Feb '15 5:26:36 PM lozziebee
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie, at least, starts on Christmas Eve 1989, but the show has always been synonymous with TheNineties. VirtualReality as [[NewMediaAreEvil an evil takeover plot]], AIDS spreading like wildfire, Benny's ignorance about the risks of HIV, etc.
6th Nov '14 1:04:13 AM kansaiwillow
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** Unfortunately, after 10 years of marriage, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel divorced but still remain best friends.
4th Aug '13 9:26:43 AM Dent42
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* CastTheExpert: Roger is usually played by a guitarist.
18th Jul '13 11:59:50 PM XFllo
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jonathan Larson, the guy who wrote the libretto and plot, died on the night of the final dress rehearsal.
** Which actually provides the perfect illustration of the show's message that you never know when your life will be over, so you should do as much as you can all the time.
* DawsonCasting: Mimi "You look like you're sixteen." "I'm ''nineteen'', but I'm old for my age!" Marquez, originally played by the ''27-year-old'' Daphne Rubin-Vega (though, since many of the other characters are only mid-twenties, the potential exists for them as well).

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jonathan Larson, the guy who wrote the libretto and plot, died on the night of the final dress rehearsal.
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rehearsal. Which actually provides the perfect illustration of the show's message that you never know when your life will be over, so you should do as much as you can all the time.
* DawsonCasting: DawsonCasting:
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Mimi "You look like you're sixteen." "I'm ''nineteen'', but I'm old for my age!" Marquez, originally played by the ''27-year-old'' Daphne Rubin-Vega (though, since many of the other characters are only mid-twenties, the potential exists for them as well).



* RomanceOnTheSet: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel; Wilson Heredia and his makeup artist from the movie. In the 2007 Australian production, Anthony Callea (Mark) and Tim Campbell (Roger).

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* ReferencedBy: See ReferencedBy.{{Rent}}.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel; Wilson Heredia and his makeup artist from the movie. In the 2007 Australian production, Anthony Callea (Mark) and Tim Campbell (Roger).(Roger).
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3rd May '13 12:55:51 PM Godeskian
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** The 20th anniversary tour in the UK removed the line about her age entirely due to Mimi being played by the gorgeous but in no way teenager like 32 year old Kerry Ellis.
2nd Apr '13 7:13:38 AM SMARTALIENQT
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* DawsonCasting: Mimi "You look like you're sixteen." "I'm ''nineteen'', but I'm old for my age!" Marquez (though, since many of the other characters are only mid-twenties, the potential exists for them as well).

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* DawsonCasting: Mimi "You look like you're sixteen." "I'm ''nineteen'', but I'm old for my age!" Marquez Marquez, originally played by the ''27-year-old'' Daphne Rubin-Vega (though, since many of the other characters are only mid-twenties, the potential exists for them as well).



* TheOtherDarrin: Only Mimi and Joanne are recast in place of the originals for the movie, because Daphne Reuben-Vega was pregnant at the time and obviously gained too much weight to play a junkie dancer with AIDS, and Fredi Walker felt she was too old to portray a recent law school graduate. Her one request was to keep Joanne black.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Only Mimi and Joanne are recast in place of the originals for the movie, because Daphne Reuben-Vega Rubin-Vega was pregnant at the time and obviously gained too much weight to play a junkie dancer with AIDS, and Fredi Walker felt she was too old to portray a recent law school graduate. Her one request was to keep Joanne black.
17th Nov '12 4:47:43 AM Jabroniville
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** The age of the cast in the film seems to add to this as well -- most of the actors were in their thirties at the time, and while their ages weren't set in stone in the play or film, they certainly felt more like twenty-something "starving artists".
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