This is bullsh*t. He didn’t get the part because he could “spin very fast on a fan.” He was an AMAZING TALENTED dancer who, even before Newsies, toured with Michael Jackson and choreographed for Paula Abdul.
It was HIS idea to spin on the fan during King of New York. He was supposed to be doing spins, but thought the fan was a great idea (looks like it was).
He also did speak. His most famous line in the movie was “Look at dat angel.” And “da best.”
Get your facts right before you post a site like this.
Um, no. He was given this part because he was a f*cking amazing dancer! Get your facts straight dumbass!
I am at a loss for words about how idiotic and misinformed this whole thing is. How about he was a badass dancer and singer? He was f*cking TALENTED.
I think some of you are taking this a little too seriously. The little summaries have a hint of truth and a hint of sarcasm. It’s supposed to be a joke, people. And this is coming from someone who absolutely adores Newsies and everyone in it.
[quote=CDF]I think some of you are taking this a little too seriously. The little summaries have a hint of truth and a hint of sarcasm. It’s supposed to be a joke, people. And this is coming from someone who absolutely adores Newsies and everyone in it.[/quote]
I’m sorry, but when it comes to Dominic, you don’t say sh*t like that and NOT have people get offended. People will get the most offended over this guy.
Whooo to all my fellow Newsies fans who don’t think this is in the least bit funny!!!
Mischief is right… you do NOT say anything about Dominic. Honestly, I believe I am the most emotional over him[[Bumlets is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!]] and most of the things I am going to say are going to be stuff that was already said, but I don’t care, it needs to be said.
Dom did have lines [[“Look at that angel!” is probably my favorite]]. If you haven’t noticed already, most of the newsies on that movie hardly had any lines.
Second, Dom was given the part because of 1) His UH-MAH-ZING dance skills, 2) His incredible singing voice, and 3) His acting abilities… Dominic Lucero is, IMO, the BEST dancer EVER. Besides, it was his idea to do the spinning on the fan in KONY. Oh, and I’m pretty sure they chose him to do the part BEFORE they added KONY as a song.
I agree with Mischief! It’s hard not to get offended!! Dommie was amazing! He could sing, he could dance, and he could make anyone swoon. In full honesty, I wasn’t as attracted to Dom as I was to some of the other newsies, but I loved him to pieces! He was fantastic. And it’s tragic that he isn’t here any more.
I don’t care that this is “supposed to be a joke”, it’s not funny. It’s never going to be funny. Dommie was amazing, and if someone is going to say he only got the part because he could swing from a ceiling fan……they need to be slapped, and someone has to stick up for Dominic, to make sure some folks keep their facts straight, and don’t piss off the wrong people!
In my opinion…Dommie is the guardian angel of all the former Newsies and their fans, and nobody –I do mean NOBODY– disses on Dominic Lucero and gets away with it.
And just to further amplify what my dear friend Polaroid and Mischief have said, King Of New York was a last minute add on…that wasn’t even originally scripted so let’s think about this? Hmmm…he got hired for a song that wasn’t even supposed to be there? Woooow…psychic casting director, me thinks…
Dominic was the best dancer out of ANY of them!
PERIOD. ((This coming from a die-hard Dutchy fan))
I’m really glad to see so many great people standing up for Dom.
What the description says is just downright ignorant. There is no doubt that he was the best and most experienced dancer in Newsies, and if he were alive today, I’m positive he’d be an A-lister celebrity coreographer/dancer/singer/etc.
RIP Dominic, we miss you and love you!