Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"First when there's nothing, but a slow glowing dream..."

As a child (or as an adult, I won't tell), have any of you taped up your feet and ran in place a la Jennifer Beals? Yes, Flashdance, a movie about a welder/stripper was a defining part of my childhood. In my parents' defense, I only watched a VHS recording of the television-version, which omitted nudity and swearing....and I learned about hope, dancing, ripped out shoulder tops, and perseverance.

This year I've befriended several people under the age of 25, so in order to share these life lessons with them, we're having a Flashdance viewing tomorrow night (I'll guard their youthful eyes from the inappropriate scenes since you cannot buy the "clean" version I was raised watching). I'll be rocking the side ponytail and going on a manhunt (speaking of which, Flashdance has a great soundtrack too).

p.s. I'm grateful for laughter. If you want to see a funny spoof of Flashdance, check out this link.

10 comments:

Ys said...

I don't think I've ever seen that film! Sounds the sort of inspirational film a young girl should aspire too though... hehehe ;)

DEb said...

WHAT YS???? NEVER seen Flashdance??? You must be very young.... I LOVE FLASHDANCE!! Yes, I thought I was Jennifer Beals, oh I mean Alex...wasn't that her name?? Been too long ago!

I LOVE making new friends in the blogging world-thanks for your post...my husband helped out on the Preston Taylor Project and it was such a HUGE blessing!

Yeah, you have a WONDERFUL job, too.. hope to meet you one day! :)

DEb said...

BTW, I'll definitely call you if/when I get another project in Nashville...you'd be a great participant!! :)

Scotty said...

AWESOME movie. Though, I cant say that I have taped up my feet and ran in place :)

ella said...

Jennifer Beals must've made a deal with the devil because she still looks that good.

Betty said...

What fun!!! I know they will all love it and I'm sure that you will too! Enjoy!

Abbi said...

Hey Ally! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) LOVED Flashdance in college (just a few years ago, not when it first came out.) Now I'm dating a welder. :) haha. But he's not a stripper, too. LOL

emmaenlighted said...

That movie is still on my "must see" list!! I'm so behind... :)

Thomas said...

I have some songs from "Flashdance" in my iPod.

Anonymous said...

I was sitting in front of my computer and for some reasons unknown to me I started singing the famous Flashdance song..As I couldn't remember the lyrics, thought I could check them up on the net. And your blog was the first 'solution' proposed!! Well, it turns out that we've got a lot in common from what I can read!
I'm glad I came across 'you' in some ways! Take care...stamp ur feet, enjoy life to the full and have fun!
Yo