You’d have to be living under several rocks to not know about the Footloose reboot that has been made (it’s not released yet) starring Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Kenny Wormald, Miles Teller and Ziah Colon.
I will definietly be seeing this movie – but probably via Netflix. I mean, what are the chances that this could ever live up to the original? It’s kind of sacrilegious that they’re even trying. Nonetheless, this movie is getting a lot of hype. And it occurs to me that it might be a decent movie. So, be prepared to not entirely hate it. I know it goes against every fiber of your being, I know. Just try.
New Footloose Movie Plot: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.
To celebrate Footloose 2.0, HSN.com has climbed on board to sell you some shi—stuff. Check the website on October 7th to see what you can buy. There will also be sneakers, Footloose jewelry, shoes, beauty products, accessories and jeanswear.
I’m a bit baffled at the way HSN is taking total control of Footloose, letting their site be a platform to sell you everything from the soundtrack to the clothing worn in the film. It’s not often you see cross-promotion getting so intense. But, it’s a smart idea. Julianne Hough has a lot of fans who will want to steal her on-screen looks, and people dig that Country Strong style they saw on Gwyneth Paltrow and Leighton Meester. Except lots of lacey skirts with cowboy boots and denim vests.
Footloose Merchandise and Red Boots
Keds is involved, unveiling both classic and modern looks for Footloose. (From flannel high tops with ribbon laces to solid mid-top sneakers.)
Levi is involved, highlighting their Curve ID Jeans line, especially the boot cut jeans.
La Victoire for HSN Leather Studded High Tops will go for a little under $200.00.
There are plenty of red boots you’ll be able to buy, from Steve Madden, Twiggy London, Vince Camuto, Matt Berson. The boots worn by Ariel in the movie are red boots by Frye. With the pictures upon pictures of different boots that HSN will be selling, I didn’t see the red Frye boots for sale. I’m wondering if they’ll be able to sell the actual same pair of boots worn in the movie or if Frye wouldn’t agree to that. That’d be…well, hilarious. Boots inspired by Footloose are well and good, but a teenager wants what she saw in the movie, not some random boot.
So what about the actual boots that Julianne Hough wears? They are SOLD OUT on Zappos but AVAILABLE at Allens Boots. They are the Womens Frye Carson Pull On Boots Burnt Red – almost $400.00. Find them here.
In the movie you’ll see Converse by John Varvatos Jack Purcells and black leather boots from Aldo.
Because you want to dance comfortably, HSN recommends FootPetals, which now have Poron Performance technology. There are going to be Foot Petals in Tip Toes and Killer Kushionz – available in black bandana print, solid black, buttercup, or buttercup print.
Footloose Makeup and Beauty
Makeup that might not be in the movie, but that HSN is promoting: Benefit in Cha Cha Tint, Bad Gal Lash Mascara, Benefit Cosmetics Powder Pop Full Face Color Collection, Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Fawn Over Me
There will be Deborah Lippman Footlose nail polish ($32.00 for a set of two) for polishes named after the songs:
- Electric Blue – Dancing in the Streeets
- Baby Blue – Let’s Hear it for the Boy
- Candy Red – Footloose
- Pale Green – Almost Paradise
The New Footloose Soundtrack
Julianne Hough loves the new Footloose soundtrack, and she is especially a fan of “Holding Out for a Hero” covered by Ella Mae Bowen,
From the press release:
– Hottest Fall Footwear, Fashions and Beauty from Levi’s Curve ID, Steve Madden, Matt Bernson, DKNYC, Twiggy LONDON, Benefit Cosmetics and Deborah Lippmann-
– Special Multi-platform Event Live on HSN on October 12 –
Multichannel retailer HSN is ready to cut loose with an exclusive shopping experience that celebrates the highly anticipated new movie adaptation of the beloved 80’s film, Footloose. The 24-hour HSN event will take place Wednesday, October 12 across all of HSN’s platforms, including on TV, HSN.com and HSN mobile.
The Paramount Pictures release will open nationwide on October 14.
“Footloose provides HSN an opportunity to integrate products across all our platforms in a new and exciting way,” said Bill Brand, EVP of Programming, Marketing and Business Development. “HSN’s entertainment integration strategy continues to build momentum and we are proud to collaborate with Paramount Pictures to bring this new interpretation of the classic film to our customers with a fun and entertaining shopping experience.”
Inspired by the movie, the multi-platform HSN event will include the Fall’s hottest collections of high-end contemporary footwear, fashions, accessories and beauty including the HSN debut of Zodiac USA and Keds. The event will also feature exclusive denim from Levi’s Curve ID and footwear from DKNYC, Libby Edelman, La Victorie.
In addition, the event will showcase beauty products from HSN favorites, including an exclusive “Powder Pop Set” by Benefit Cosmetics, special designs by Foot Petals and exclusive nail colors from Deborah Lippmann inspired by the iconic music from the film including “Almost paradise”, “Dancing in the Sheets”, “Footloose” and “Let’s Hear it for the Boy”. HSN will also offer Footloose movie branded merchandise including apparel seen in the film, exclusive posters, and the film soundtrack featuring artists Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Cee Lo Green, David Banner, Whitney Duncan, Lissie and Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band.
Designers Matt Bernson Special Project, Vince Camuto, Steven by Steve Madden and Twiggy LONDON will also have exclusive styles including their own version of the film’s iconic red cowboy boots.