The first official, non-Twittered photo from Rock of Ages hit the Internet today, first from USA Today and then from Tom Cruise’s official site.
I’m a little late in posting it, but it’s a good thing I waited. We needed the hi-res Cruise edition.
I’ve never had the good fortune to see Rock of Ages, but I’m already disappointed to hear they’ve toned down the “predatory” element of Stacee Jaxx, and made him a “lost boy.” Seeing Cruise in full on letch mode would have been a lot of fun…seeing Cruise as a sad “fame isn’t everything” rock star, not so much.
More than anything though, this picture makes me feel old. Not for the 1980s and hair bands (I’m a little too young) but because the teenage me would have gone weak at the knees to see Cruise in long hair, tight pants, and tattoos. Now it just feels weird. Like seeing my dad dressed up and rocking out.