Watch John Steinbeck’s ‘East of Eden’ Hilariously Spoofed by Penn Badgley and Zachary Quinto


John Steinbeck was a pretty serious fellow — all that dust and death and hard labor and family conflict — so we’re not sure how he might have felt about this hilarious short film adaptation of East of Eden. We know how we feel about it though, and we think it’s pretty great — produced by Zachary Quinto and starring Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley, it’s the best kind of just-for-fun side project: Badgley’s acting and comedic timing are spot on, and the whole thing, full of dick jokes as it may be, is just the right amount of cheeky. Click through to watch, and let us know how you think the short holds up to the book (or if it finally makes you want to read it) in the comments.

[via Jezebel]