A Dream Come True

Dylan Mulvaney dreams of a trans ‘Legally Blonde’ musical

Dylan Mulvaney has her sights set on this Broadway role.

2024 is the year of Mulvaney. The trailblazing content creator, who rose to fame for documenting her transition on social media, is living her best life. She recently performed hosted her Year 2 of Girlhood show, met and had a photoshoot with her idol Lady Gaga, and released her debut single and music video for “Days of Girlhood.”

But why stop there?

Mulvaney has her eyes on the Broadway prize, and if she had it her way, she’d be starring in this famously pink musical. The content creator stopped by the IMDb Studio at SXSW 2024 to talk about her adoration for Gaga and Glee‘s Chris Colfer, how she’d be a stylist in another life, and her love for the Broadway musical Wicked.

“I know it’s so basic, but Wicked. I love Glinda in Wicked,” Mulvaney said in her interview.

And while we wait for the film adaption of the famous musical, we might see a new face in another Broadway show, if all of the stars align. Mulvaney dished on her dream role and it happens to be playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical. The Broadway sensation, based on the popular film franchise, follows Elle’s acceptance into Harvard Law to get her ex-boyfriend back.

Reese Witherspoon brought the character to life on the silver screen and Laura Bell Bundy originated the role on Broadway. But portraying Elle isn’t enough. Mulvaney’s dream is for a trans version of the Broadway musical.

“My dream though, dream, dream, is to do a trans Legally Blonde,” Mulvaney said. “I wanna play Elle Woods and have maybe a trans Emit and a trans Paulette.”

Sign us up. Revivals of popular shows happen all of the time. Legally Blonde already has a huge LGBTQ+ fanbase and adding trans characters to it is a win for both trans representation and another reason for its large, queer fanbase to get behind it.

“And I think what’s so cool about plugging trans people into existing stories is it inherently changes what the topic is, but in a way that you don’t actually have to do much to the script because it becomes something different but actually, I think it makes it even more powerful,” Mulvaney added.

Interestingly enough, Mulvaney “was invited audition” for the Broadway revival of Cabaret. Outlets reported that she was eyed for the lead role of spunky flapper Sally Bowles. While the Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin-led production won’t feature Mulvaney, it doesn’t mean that a Broadway production of Legally Blonde starring Mulvaney is out of the question.

Check out Mulvaney’s full interview with IMDb Studio here.

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