A lot of people have grown up on Archie, but Archie never grew up. In the crowd-sourced video above, it shows a much darker and, I think, realistic Archie. Sex, drugs, and Jughead is gay. Note that this is not a trailer for a real movie. It’s a fan film made over Craigslist along with 10 other short films. It looks freaking awesome and engaging though. Archie is an entertaining but extremely PG vision of high school, and this is not. Another interesting take on Archie is the official ‘Married Life’ spinoff which sees him marrying both Betty and Veronica, in alternate universes.
In “Archie Loves Veronica,” Veronica’s wealthy father has hired Archie to work at his international corporation, Lodge Industries. Work stress, and Archie’s insecurity when Veronica is promoted above him, quickly drive the young couple apart. In one fight, Archie snaps at his wife, “Sure, I get it! Your husband and marriage aren’t as important to you as your ‘daddy.’ ” Veronica is left alone to cry in her dark office, gazing at a photo of the couple on their wedding day and wondering what went wrong. (Slate)