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Oh, and was the sister played by a drag queen?
Obviously I need to see this movie again because I don't remember any possible drag queens.
I've never seen this movie and somehow I'm happy about that. I do enjoy saying 'Nobody puts Baby in a corner' however. Jennifer's nose was taller than Mr. Swayze before she cut it off.
One of my pet peeves is movies and TV shows that don't get their period hairstyles right. I mean, just look at Swayze's hair! Sheesh. Was he trying to be some kind of beatnick?M.A.S.H. was an example of a TV show with lousy 50's haircuts.
I've never been a big fan of this movie.
i don't care I love(d) the movie and will watch it whenever its on. I always had a thing for guys in black clothes there were considered bad boys
This is also one of my favorite movies. I've seen it more times than I feel comfortable admitting.
Couldn't it be both?
i'm with bubs. with that haircut in 1963, swayze'd have 6 crew cuts kicking his ass continuously.which, in retrospect, makes 1963 seem imminently more sensible than the '80s....
Patrick Swayze and his wife are prominent breeders of Arabian horses. He was even pictured on an Arabian horse calendar a few years ago with his stallion Tammen and without his shirt!I only saw one of his movies, Ghost, and that was on TV, but I know all about his straight Egyptian breeding program! You non-horse people who don't know what that means can do what you want with that wording, ha ha!Your cousin Cathy
Well, there was that botched back alley abortion. . .
It was a screamer for the ladies. The movie was irrellevant. It's like Keanu Reeves, the women like him. (As an aside, Keanu is gay.)
I have no idea what 1963 looked like, but I loves me some Dirty Dancing. I mean, c'mon! How can you not love this? They did the lift! THEY FINALLY DID THE LIFT!!!!
Um, should there have been more dinosaurs in the background or something?
Yeah, remember THE LIFT!!
I've never seen this movie. Nor have I ever wondered why the hairstyles clearly were not fitting for the time period.Thanks for making me consider these things.
What, you didn't dress like that in 1963? Yeah, me neither. I was just getting out of diapers.
I beg to differ. I think it is historically accurate, not to mention one of the BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME. And yes, her sister was definitely played by a drag queen.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! CP and MJ, you have validated my long-held suspicion about the sister. And everyone knows that 1963 was The Year of the Drag Queen.
LOVE your "Patrick Swayze is really short" tag.I never could get all hot n bothered over those short guys.Sorry, I forgot...what was the question again?!
they thought the line, "nobody puts baby in the corner" would be compensation enough.
Bubs- Don't be knockin' M*A*S*H* now. That just ain't right."Dirty Dancing" is a pleasant bit of fluff, but don't look for historical correctness or life's hidden meaning in it. For that you need "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly", or at the very least "Casablanca".Doc
HA! Well thanks all for engaging in this enlightening analysis of "Dirty Dancing." Just got back from vacation which explains my absence. Back soon! CP
The sexual repression! The crinkly poofy skirts! Abortion was still illegal. And black people couldn't vote in some parts of America. Isn't that adorable? Oh, nostalgia.
Hummm, I could not locate one recent photo of Jayne Bruckner....she hasn't really done much since her roll in this movie.
Hi - This is chelene's friend Shari. I need to weigh in here. It's a Jewish thing!!! NY based Orthodox Jews still go upstate to Bungalow colonies and resorts...but back in the 60s it was also the thing to do for Conservative/Reform/Other jewish people as well.That's the cheeziness factor. The activity programmer would bring in comedians (Borscht Belt), and dancers, and lame magicians, etc.:)
Hello Shari,Yes, I am familiar with the Borscht Belt (we were thinking of buying a place in Livingston Manor! Funny, we were there on a Saturday and there was no one on the streets...)I assume that Baby's family were reform or non-religious, which would make them have hair and clothing styles like the average American. Nothing about Baby's clothes or hair says 1963 to me. That permed do she wears in the film screams 1987 to me. And I don't know what is up with most of the clothes she wears.
Yes, I see what you mean. Except the capris. And I think she had a pointy bra.:)
Oh, oh-- yes, I remember now-- it's the filmed birth of my youngest brother Kevin, on December 6 of 1963.Oh, wait, I'm mistaken-- it was Frankie Valli losing his virginity, on camera, also in December, 1963, to some chick, who he never even knew her name, to.
I think the chiffon dress was pretty close.
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