Okay, who did this?! Haha! It's kind of random but it actually goes together so perfectly! It's a mashup of High School Musical and the new movie, A Star Is Born!
Star Is Born embodies the structure of three previous films in which a declining star seeks out the talent of a unknown performer to bounce back into notoriety. Gaga's performance has already earned Oscar buzz after early showings of the film, but before a larger audience has even seen her big screen debut, her insecure character Ally has reminded the internet of another shy young lady with incredible talent.
Writer Nicole Boyce recently set the audio of the A Star Is Born trailer to footage from Disney's 2006 TV film High School Musical, casting Gabriella Montez as Ally and Troy Bolton as the grizzled Jackson Maine. Toss in the spectacular comparison of Corbin Bleu's Chad to Dave Chappelle's character, and this mashup (A High School Star Is Born? A Star Musical?) is the crossover we all need.
High School Musical has been on the receiving end of epic movie crossovers before. YouTuber Elle Mills mashed together the worlds ofHigh School Musical and Mean Girls in 2017, swapping out Lindsay Lohan's Cady for clips of Gabriella and replacing the hunky Aaron Samuels with Troy Bolton. Those clips are pretty fetch, but Gabriella and Troy's own love story is definitely on par with the epic scale of Gaga and Cooper's onscreen romance. Singing about falling off the deep end in "Shallow" is just as magical as soarin' and flyin' in "Start of Something New," right?
Just too perfect!