With all this talk of a potential sequel to Beetlejuice, which isn’t really happening, it’s no wonder Bushwickians have been infected with Deetz fever (and not just because every gamine basique wants to be Winona), prompting House of Maybe to rename themselves House of Deetz for the weekend (if you missed last night, you can still make it ce soir).
But do so at your own risk as the organizers of the event, Davis Geen and Baldwin Alik, could not have foreseen that putting on a recreation of the Lydia/Beetlejuice wedding would actually end up summoning the real Beetlejuice. “Well, we know we’re pretty fucking good at putting on a party and imitating details–Deetz, if you will–but we really had no idea just how good,” commented Geen. “And we didn’t even say ‘Beetlejuice’ three times in a row either.”
One girl, Milora Imitaytor, a 26-year-old who works part-time at Beacon’s Closet, came dressed in her best impression of Winona Ryder as Lydia in the hopes of marrying her boyfriend of one month, Claude Bonet, a 30-year-old Frenchman who needs the visa, but was horrified to later learn that she had married the real Beetlejuice. “I mean, he does kind of look like every guy in Bushwick, so it was an honest mistake. I just feel bad Claude can’t be part of the European takeover of the neighborhood now,” lamented Imitaytor. His essence disappeared after marrying multiple women who thought they were the person she had intended to marry, but House of Maybe/Deetz expects he will return again tonight. So if you’ve a longtime crush on him, now’s your chance to make something of it.
Written by Genna Rivieccio