Um, Gwyneth Paltrow’s hectic ski accident lawsuit is being turned into a musical
The saga lives on
A cultural moment captivated the TikTok and Twitter timelines in March. Gwyneth Paltrow was going astronomically viral while in court in Park City, Utah over an alleged “ski and run” incident after optometrist Terry Sanderson claimed she ran him off the piste and left him with $3 million worth of injury related damages.
But, after two weeks of bizarre testimony, Gwyneth proved her innocence and won a symbolic solitary dollar. “I wish you well,” she stonily told Terry on her way our of the Utah courtroom. It was soap-level drama, courtesy of the Law & Crime Trial Network.
And now, to top of the absurd year which has been 2023, it’s been announced that the whole fiasco is going to be dramatised in a new musical called Gwyneth Goes Skiing:
The show is being made by Awkward Productions, which is the same company who are also making a Princess Diana musical (Diana: The Untold & Untrue Story). And they’ve got singer-songwriter Leland, who wrote Kardashian: The Musical and composes music for RuPaul’s Drag Race, writing the music for Gwyneth Goes Skiing.
Nobody has much of an idea what to expect of the satire, but Awkward Production’s Instagram description reads: “On the slopes of Deer Valley, their worlds collided and so did they – literally. Ouch. In 2023, they went to court. Double ouch. This is their story. Kind of. Not really. But also, it’s at Christmas.”
Linus Karp, who’ll play Gwyneth, told the BBC: “When the court case was happening, it was a weird and exciting thing. And we love silly and ridiculous pop culture. As it was going on, I was saying ‘don’t you think that there could be a really fun theatre show in here?'”
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Featured image credit via Law & Crime Trial Network and Awkward Productions