Vanessa Hudgens is at ease in a girl-power revival of ‘Gigi’

April 9, 2015 11:23 AM

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At first glance the Lerner and Loewe musical seemed ripe for a revival: The movie won a whopping nine Oscars in 1959, including Best Picture, and spawned the chestnut “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.”

Which is the issue right there, because that song was performed by an old dude (Maurice Chevalier), and its unsavory implications have only worsened with time. Oh, and the title character is a teenager groomed to become a courtesan in 1900s Paris, who falls for a potential sugar daddy — he’s even ni...

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