Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A-Rod being approached to play drag queen in movie

Alex Rodriguez has been known for his primping and preening on and off the field and now that attention to detail could be put to good use.  An independent film company said it will be offering the New York Yankees slugger a role playing a drag queen in an upcoming movie.

Page Six of the New York Post reports that A-Rod  is being approached  to play a drag queen in an upcoming indie film based on Salvador Dali— "The Surrealist" starring Alan Cumming.

Producers said they think Rodriguez would be ideal in the role as Dali's "factotum social secretary" Potassa — a stunning, leggy drag queen.

Maybe they should change the title to "La Batting Cage Aux Folles?"

"It's quite a good idea and has a serious side to it," says the director, Philippe Mora.  "Dali was obsessed with baseball.  Walt Disney used to take him to [games]. At first, it sounds hilarious, but it's a serious offer."

Mora said the idea was cooked up by Richard Dupont— a Dali and Andy Warhol acolyte who said A-Rod has "great legs."

Dali's obsession with baseball extended to an animated short created for Disney in 1946, "Destino" which featured a ballet dancer who falls for a ballplayer.  The film was finally completed and released in 2003.

The premise of a lady wrestler falling for a baseball slugger sounds a little more like Rodriguez's speed.

The image of A-Rod wearing Halston or Oscar de la Renta gown is just one of those quirky indie film ideas right now.

"It's early days," Mora said.  "The role might not seem like macho A-Rod's cup of tea, but then he did date Madonna."

Anyway, wearing a dress on "Saturday Night Live" didn't hurt Derek Jeter's reputation a few years ago.  He actually got a new fan base.  Imagine, 'A-Rod Queen of the Diamond.'

Rodriguez's rep had no comment about laying down the drag bunt.

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