Jenn Rhodes Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Man, if you’ve seen my articles than you know I like older shows and movies. This one definitely fits into that cult classic category or at least I think it does. The only problem with this movie is that it leaves you wanting more, and yes, I mean “Dirty Dancing”. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are perfect as Baby and Johnny.
You can feel their chemistry jump off the screen when you watch. I guess you could call it a Cinderella story with a twist.
Well, I don’t know because it always left me wondering if Baby and Johnny actually stay together. Well back to the beginning. Baby ends up going to a country club with her family one summer on vacation. Being the youngest child and with her father’s eyes always on her, Baby seems to want something more. And boy does she find that in Johnny, who just happens to be the dance instructor of the club. Ruggedly handsome. You know the type. Well, a casual meet between these two turns into something more than either of them expects, and especially not Baby’s father.
What happens between these two, well I’m sure you’ve seen the movie.
But if by some chance you haven’t, then I guess you finally just need to watch and find out.
Jennifer Bollnow Jennifer Bollnow is a TVaholic with no possibility or desire to rehab. She met Melanie when they worked together on the former Voice of TV website. She especially loves sci-fi, fantasy, Christmas movies and anything with Patrick Swayze. She loves helping people find their new favorite series. Her current obsession is Outlander. This is her fourth guest article for Melanie's Muses!
It was the summer of 1963, when everyone called me baby and it didn’t occur to me to mind” And so begins the beautiful coming of age story, Dirty Dancing. We follow Frances “Baby” Houseman on her family’s summer vacation in the Catskills resort, Kellerman’s. Baby crosses paths with Johnny Castle and the entertainment staff and her life is changed forever.
Dirty Dancing was released in 1987. Starring Jennifer Grey as Baby, Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle and Jerry Orbach as Dr. Jake Houseman. The movie was written by Elanor Bergstein and loosely based on her experiences growing up in the 60’s near the Catskills and music and dancing of the times. The award-winning soundtrack made the movie a complete experience. Most everyone knows the quote “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” but my favorite is “I carried a watermelon…I carried a watermelon?!?”
My mom was addicted to movie rentals, so every weekend she would bring home the latest releases. I was in Junior High and when she brought home Dirty Dancing something struck me about this movie. I wasn’t a dance fan but the music and the story were so enthralling. I was/am still obsessed. I had posters, the soundtrack, I even had it painted on my senior jacket. Then I went on a Patrick Swayze spiral. It began my love affair with everything he was in. I went to the 20th anniversary dressed as Baby. I even had a snake name Swayze. Sadly, he passed in 2009. My love for him and Dirty Dancing never will.
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