Can I tell you how obsessed I am with Phoebe Cates lately? Sometimes I truly believe that my brain is psychically linked to one belonging to a teenage dude from 1985 and the cartoon cloud that floats above my head displays only pizza and gratuitous pair of tits. This clearly explains why I love me some 80’s sex comedies!
Phoebe is best known for her infamous getting-out-of-the-pool scene in Fast Times At Ridgemont High, providing masturbation fodder for menz for all eternity. Soon after, she starred in a gem called Private School, which I first heard about through the almighty TNUC. Private School falls in the same vein as movies like Porky’s. There are the usual 80’s hijinks you can expect: teenage boys dressing in drag to sneak into the girls’ locker room, the quintessential good girl-versus-bad girl scenario…as well as an unforgettable topless horseback-riding scene.
Private School opens with good girl Christine, played by my angel Phoebe Cates, reading an excerpt from a sexy romance novel. She then decides she wants to bone down with her beau Jim, played by Matthew Modine. The lovers go through an array of obstacles on their way to Humptown. Jordan, the queen bitch of Cherryvale Academy, wants to steal Jim from Christine. She is played by Betsy Russell, who ALSO stars in the sequel to Angel!! See how we are all connected here people.
One of the best things about Private School is the soundtrack. The film begins with “You’re Breaking My Heart” by Harry Nilsson, Vanity 6’s “Nasty Girl” plays during the girls locker room scene and there are also TWO songs sung by Phoebe herself!! My favorite is “How Do I Let You Know.”
Jim’s friends only have one thing on their minds, S-E-X. WTF at that video game. Yes, it is exactly what you think it might be about.
The infamous horseback riding scene!
Kathleen Wilhoite is such a badass…but her tragic hairdon’t kills me.
Okay you guys, let’s talk about something here. I want to confess to you that I have become a bit of a GYM BUNNY. I KNOW!! Don’t faint. I’m just doing some cardio to work on that waist-to-hip ratio OKRRR. My complaint is I wish gym clothes were cuter! Why can’t everyone in my turbo kickboxing class be wearing outfits like this??
Don’t get me wrong, I am happy that I now have a place to wear my strange t-shirts acquired from travels (Tokyo Parasite Museum shirt, “I Climbed The Great Wall of China shirt” as well as my John Staymoist and Herve Villechaize t-shirts a friend made me years ago) but if they had more Marie-esque options for workout gear, I’d be even more pumped to be doing my high kicks and deep squats. My dream is to someday have the exact outfit as the girl below.
For now, I’m just excited to have found some exercise pants that don’t display a camel toe. I am also on the search for comfortable sneaks but I really CANNOT DO THIS:
NO OFFENSE. I’m thinking Nike Musiques might be the best ones for my workout personally, instead of Reebok Eastytones. I just know they have to be black and good for cardio dance. GAWD I am really writing about “working out” and “sneakers”?! What is this? Who am I? I don’t even recognize myself anymore. Someone hand me a drink!!!
Do any of you workout? If so PLE share some tips/thoughts/everythangs.