Do you hear that, darlings? It’s the sound of Vanessa Hudgens killing off her High School Musical character once and for all with her new role as Agnes “Apple” Bailey, a pregnant homeless teen in Gimmie Shelter.
The film, which probably won’t make the “Feel Good Movies of the Year” list, pits Baby V against her rich bitch daddy (Brendan Fraser) and terrifying drug addict mother (Rosario Dawson), who has clearly lost the war against gingivitis. In the end though, she finds a modicum of happiness at a shelter for similarly knocked-up teen girls.
So, if your day has been a little too cheery and you need a bit of a downer, by all means, click play:
Overall though, I think this movie is a step in the right direction for Vanessa, who has become more known for her Coachella appearances in recent years than for her acting chops. Do you think this film will put her back on Hollywood’s radar? Or is she destined to life on the D list no matter what?