Well, every woman in a certain age group knows the answer to the question ‘How d’you call you lover boy?’ and I think a good many outside that age range too.
Of course, I watched Dirty Dancing when it came out, but I wasn’t any more a fan than anybody else. Since, I might have watched it a couple of times when it was shown on TV, for old times’ sake, but I don’t think at the time anybody expected it to be the era-defining classic that it has become.
The story of a girl who feels invisible even within her own family being noticed as special by a man who is misunderstood, thought of as a bad boy and considered not her class. It’s what love is really about – seeing the person you love as they really are, seeing through the bullshit and the past and together being something new and fresh, stronger than your individual parts.
I mean yeah, they don’t show the parts ten years later when Baby is moaning at Johnny for always leaving his socks on the floor, or asking him why he can’t get a ‘proper job’ so he’s home in the evenings. But still… I’m sure they loved each other.
A lot of people shun Hollywood romance because they say it’s unrealistic, but I think it’s important. It makes you believe in something special, in the kind of connection that hooks you and will sustain you through the mundane day-to-day rubbish.
Dirty Dancing and a few other classic films of that era let me hope that there was someone out there for me who wasn’t like the boys I knew growing up. Someone who wouldn’t let anybody put Baby in a corner.
What to wear in Second Life today?
Scene | GingerFish Poses – Red Light Queen Incl. Singles and Couples Poses (eBENTO Event, from 15 June)
Skin | amara beauty – Livia Catwa Head & Omega Body Appliers (Powder Pack Catwa – June)
Add-ons | DeeTaleZ “Doll Face Add-Ons” for Catwa Heads (Powder Pack Catwa – June)
Eyes | SlackGirl Climax Eyes Texture HUD for Catwa Eyes (Powder Pack Catwa – June)
Hair | Little Bones Yuno Blondes (Little Bones Mainstore)
Shoes | Phedora Qendra Heels (Phedora Mainstore)
Dress | Addams Divine Dress [Mait/2Sli/3Bell] (Addams Mainstore : Addams Marketplace)
Addams issued the divine ‘Divine’ Dress as a mainstore release recently and oh my days… it’s quite something. Each colour option comes with certain ‘bright’ settings in a HUD so that you can sparkle and shine all over the place, depending upon your light settings. To say it’s a sexy dress would be an understatement. Shimmy on over and try a demo.
GingerFish have produced this amazing set and poses for the eBento event. It has both couples and singles poses built-in and you can also rez them in a pose stand and place them wherever you want. Also, because I imagined it to be a static set, I was most impressed by the fact that the wee doors to the little shop windows opened.
I have more from the Powder Pack for Catwa – June. Amara, DeeTaleZ and SlackGirl all providing cool stuff this round. I’ve done a video to go through all those HUDs and talk about what I think about it.
And here are some more pics, including a ‘well lit, no shit’ shot…
I’m so wishing I’d done a Dirty Dancing ‘Jigging for the Rigging’ now, but I didn’t know then what I’d be thinking now. Damnit. I went for ‘Roxanne’ cus she didn’t have to put on the red light… sorry bout that. I hope you enjoy it anyway 🙂