This got me thinking about casting fashions, and whether there is a trend right now to place dark curly-haired boys in certain roles. And please, I really don't want to think about the Go Daddy Super Bowl ad again, but, yes, the geek kissing the model is a dark curly-haired young man.
Books, TV shows and movies tend to follow trends. Not long ago it was all about wizards, then came vampires and werewolves, and it appears we're now onto zombies. At the same time, we're also seeing a preponderance of fairy tales: NBC's Grimm, ABC's Once Upon A Time and the movies Mirror, Mirror, Snow White and The Huntsman, Hansel and Gretel and Jack The Giant Slayer.
So, it seems that the current casting trend is dark curly-haired troubled-tween and teen geniuses. Whether it's the kid in the AT&T ads, or Max Braverman, the child with Aspergers on Parenthood (seen in the thumbnail above), or, Jake Bohm, the child who doesn't speak, but can see the way the whole world is connected, in Touch.
And then there's Harry Styles from One Direction. Never mind.