Friday, November 17, 2006


My husband bought the movie Flashdance and we watched it last night. Yes, I know. If I didn't know better I would think he was gay too. Nope. He ain't even on the downlow or nothing. He just likes a good chick flick every now and then.

I had not seen this movie since high school. It was one of the first movies with a soundtrack that became as well known as the movie. Did you realize how deep this movie was? Didn't think so. It involves many life lessons that one can take to heart.

A. If you are a woman - be a welder. Most careers involving hats lead to "hat hair." Not so with the welding hat/mask contraption. When you take it off, your hair cascades into perfect curls and dances on your shoulders.

B. Segueing into dancing....Did you realize that men want to watch women perform freaky experimental dance numbers WITH THEIR CLOTHES ON? All this time I thought titty bars were what men liked (some men - if you do not like them then I am not talking to you).

C. Flashdance is the female Rocky. Same state, different city. Watch Alex ride her bike around Pittsburgh instead of run up stairs in Philly.

D. We all thought when Harry Met Sally had a provocative dining scene. Nope. Watch Alex (Jennifer Beals) eat, no eviscerate, a lobster while pretending she is having oral sex with it. While wearing a man's tux. Without no shirt on under the cardboard fake shirt (??? I know, I still don't understand where she bought that either! But, I am thinking Christmas party outfit!). Watch Nick (Michael Nouri) squirm as he is now unable to walk out of the restaurant.

E. Leg warmers make your legs look good. Those who are old enough to have worn them the first time around, chime in here! We all LOVED them! And, the good news? Leg warmers are coming back!!

F. This whole movie was one big butt scene. And, we all found out later it wasn't even Jennifer's butt.

G."If you give up your dream then you die." Them are words to live by.

Have a great weekend. I am all finished with my pity party now (Flashdance saved me from the pit of despair!!). Thanks for all the nice comments.


  • We watched Flashdance recently, too. A couple of years ago I did the whole get up for Halloween. It was very cozy--with the over sized sweatshirt and the legwarmers.

    By Anonymous Jess, at 11/17/2006 8:13 AM  

  • Flashdance was one of the first videotapes I bought.
    I didn't consider it a chick flick.
    I bought it for that one flashdance scene. I have a simple mind.

    Glad to hear you're out of your funk.

    By the way, a Dixie Chicks documentary opens today.

    By Anonymous Tank, at 11/17/2006 9:34 AM  

  • What a feeling???
    Take your passion and maaaaake it happen....

    Ahhh I don't l know about the leg warmer action though...
    I remember baaaad perms, leg warmers and cowboy boots... do I really wanna go back there????

    By Blogger Pendullum, at 11/17/2006 1:03 PM  

  • Don't shoot me. But, I've never actually seen Flashdance. *Ducks* I know enough about it though to get everything you referenced. :)

    By Blogger Tink, at 11/17/2006 1:47 PM  

  • I still say if you wore it the first time, you don't get to wear it the second time. (That definitely includes me)

    By Anonymous Heather, at 11/17/2006 4:02 PM  

  • I love that movie. When I first heard one of the songs from a dance scene, "Seduce me Tonight," I thought it said, Suck Tushy Tonight.

    By Blogger Trish, at 11/18/2006 2:27 PM  

  • Yeah, that movie was very entertaining.

    I once watched a documentary about it, and they said that in a lot of the final dance scenes, they used a body double who was a short male. So if you hit "pause" on certain choice shots, you can actually see the guy's mustache???

    By Blogger teahouse, at 11/18/2006 4:01 PM  

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    By Blogger Seeking My Zen Garden, at 11/19/2006 2:09 AM  

  • Yea, I remember leg warmers, wore them and was WAY cool!

    Flashdance--isn't that the one where she dances around pulls the cord and water sprays all over her?

    Yes, the welding hair is a miracle. I weld and after smushing all my hair up in the helmet (so it doesn't fry) it becomes a sweating smushed down mess, no curls or anything, once the helmet comes off.

    I am pretty certain that aerobics was invented by people trying to copy Flashdance and deciding it was good exercise.

    By Blogger Seeking My Zen Garden, at 11/19/2006 2:15 AM  

  • When are big, honkin floppy sweatshirts coming back? That's what I want to see.

    By Blogger V-Grrrl, at 11/27/2006 4:08 AM  

  • lol, now i have the flashdance tune in my head!!

    By Blogger acaligurl, at 11/28/2006 11:29 AM  

  • and i didn't know it wasn't her butt!!! what??

    By Blogger acaligurl, at 11/30/2006 12:08 AM  

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