Have I ever mentioned my love for the film “Dirty Dancing”? I dont think I have.
It is the only movie I can watch 100 times without ever becoming bored- I probably have watched it 100 times since by age 10 I had seen it 32 times (I counted).
I was 6 when I first layed my eyes on Patrick Swayze. I thought he was yucky. My 9 year old friend had a poster of him on her wall, and I thought he was an old man. I was into Fred Savage- *sigh*- my dreamboy- who BTW I eventually met and made a fool of myself in front of, but more on that later.
She said I just had to watch Dirty Dancing. So there I was 6 years old in 1987 (yes that would make me just about 27) watching the film. It was love at first “Hugry Eyes”. Now granted, I didnt understand half of what they were talking about like:
“Penny is Knocked up”
“A man with a dirty knife and a folding table came in”
and of course the class struggles between Baby and Swayze aka “Johnny”. I mean, why couldnt they just be together?
I still get teary eyed when I here Patrick’s “She’s like the Wind”. How can you NOT love that song?
Not quite sure why my mother let me watch it. It was, after all, Dirty Dancing- and I was in the first grade (I guess then one can ask the question why my mother bought me a christina apple.gate poster for my room.. she was wearing pink lingerie in the picture. Did my mother think that would make me feminine? she did think I was a tomboy-I guess that’s somthing to discuss with a therapist).
I guess Dirty Dancing it was the High Sch00l Musical of my generation- but with sex, abortions, and underground dancing clubs- Take that Disn*ey!
Too bad Jenn Grey had a nosejob- I wonder if she had not had her nose fixed if her career would have been any better. And where is Patrick? I saw him on Oprah a few months ago, dancing away. I wish I could dance. Expecially with him. I know he’s my mom’s age, but if he could still move that way- I would love to be his parter. Of course he would have a bit of trouble lifting me these days
OMG- As I was searching for pictures to post I came across a dirty dancing game!!!!!!!!!! here’s the link: