' ' Cinema Romantico: An Ode To 80's Malin

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Ode To 80's Malin

With all due respect, if you don’t understand, it’s because you weren’t there (i.e. The 80's).

You don’t understand because you don’t know the term Stone Cold Fox was coined entirely on account of Susanna Hoffs. (Okay, I have no documentation to actually back up that claim.)

You don’t understand because your first honest-to-goodness hardcore real-life crush probably never came to school with her hair immaculately frizzed, an Esprit shirt underneath her jean jacket which radically paired with her tight-rolled Guess jeans.

You don’t understand because your heart was never broken that one time when she failed to show up at the roller rink and you spent the whole night playing Pac Man and then trudged home and listened to "Don't Be Cruel" by Bobby Brown on your Walkman and thought: "These lyrics are so true."

You don’t understand because you didn’t totally see her that one time she didn’t put in her contacts and came to school wearing nerdy glasses which weren’t all that different from your nerdy glasses and how seriously it made you swoon.

And that is why you probably don’t understand that the “Rock of Ages” trailer is the most beautiful Malin Akerman has ever looked.


Anonymous said...

Hehe, I was there (in the 80s) but I still think Rock of Ages is a truly awful movie. My 80s was a bit different than that 80s I guess. Different preferences for music, different style.

Nevertheless this little post was very sweet. I really hope you'll enjoy the film as much as you liked the trailer. I couldn't love it, but I'm fully aware of that many others may.

Anonymous said...

You are hilarious, Nick. I do think she looks pretty awesome in this movie. I was there in the 80s, but barely, haha. Still. Definitely interested to hear what you think of the film. Planning to go this weekend!

Candice Frederick said...

ahahah! i like her. I think she personified the era well.

Nick Prigge said...

Thank you all! I have to say, however, that with each review that comes in of this one the less excited I am to see it (in spite of Malin's presence).

Anonymous said...

Oh I understand, I think she looks adorable w/ the curls and glasses. I think the 'geeky' look is sexy on both men AND women. You've inspired me to write a gushy post about my all time crush now :D