Thursday, September 9, 2010

I probably should not have been dirty dancing

Here's the scene in my house from the first time I saw Dirty Dancing...

The movie came out in 1987 which means I was nine years old.  My family was watching it on our VCR (alright, so maybe I was ten).  Looking back, this PG13 movie was probably a bit inappropriate for my age {Mom, what were you thinking?!}.  But the music was great, the dancing was awesome, and what I understood of the plot was pretty good too. 

Cue sex scene...Baby professes her love to Johnny, "Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."

Cue sexy music...
When you're waiting for a voice to come

In the night and there is no one
Ah don't you feel like crying? (cry to me)
Don't you feel like crying? (cry to me)

And now cue 10 year old me watching an inappropriate movie asking my parents, "Why do I have a tingling feeling in my vagina?" during said sex scene. 
After a little awkward silence (and some giggling from my older brother), my mother, always the tell-it-like-it-is matter-of-factly kind of mom, "Honey, that's normal."

Thus began my love affair with this movie.  I've watched it hundreds of times and probably only really got what was going on much later...
But it was and still is my favorite movie of all time.

This was written as part of Mama Kat's Writers' Workshop
Mama's Losin' It


  1. Love that movie too! Cute post :)


    I just spit ice cream across the table for the dog to lap up!!!

    I can't beleive they just kept letting you watch! I mean, I guess they handled it pretty well, but.....well......
    I'm speechless! SO FUNNY!!

    Glad I found ya! Joining!
    I always like to find a blog sista with a since of humor!!

  3. Did you really ask that?!?!? And they still let you watch the rest of the movie?!
    Wow.. My parents would have turned off the movie.. (I probably didn't see it till I was in my teens actually, now that I think about it).

    Stopped in from Mama Kat's. Loved your post!! :)

  4. Ha! All I know what I wasn't allowed to watch that movie at home. I finally saw it when I was about 12 years old at a friend's house. Shhhh... don't tell my mom.

  5. I saw this movie at a young age as well and NOT with my parents. My parents were the ones who made us cover our eyes and ears if anything semi inappropriate came on screen. I'm still embarrassed to watch sex type scenes with my parents. Great movie btw!