The official trailer for “Jem and the Holograms” is finally here, and it’s.. not that glamorous?

Universal Pictures released the trailer of the movie during the screening of “Pitch Perfect 2“, and it is not what fans have been expecting.

Source: First Showing
Source: First Showing

Fans were expecting to see lots of glitter and bizarre action from the trailer as the original ’80s animated TV show of the same name focused on Jerrica Benton, a young lady who adopts the persona of Jem and becomes the lead singer of rock group “Jem and the Holograms” with the help of a holographic computer named Synergy. As the series progressed, multiple rivals can be seen trying to sabotage the group’s performance and unmask the identity of Jem, all in an exaggerated manner.


However, with dialogues such as “At some point we all wish we could just become someone else” and “Everyone has a secret identity, which one is the real you?”, the adaptation completely reinvented the storyline.

Source: USA Today
Source: USA Today

Director Jon M. Chu previously revealed in an interview that the remake is “actually about a group of young people who are going to be inundated with this idea of fame and fortune and products and stuff.” Benton, or Jem, will be going through an identity crisis which ends up in a self-discovery process instead.

The official synopsis is as follows:

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her 3 sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, 4 aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Watch the trailer here:

The movie stars Aubrey Peeples as the titular character while Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau portrays her bandmates/family, Kimber Benton, Aja Leith, and Shana Elmsford respectively.

The movie is slated for release on 23rd October 2015.

Source: First Showing

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