I remember watching Dirty Dancing when it first came out–and when I was definitely too young to see it. There are worse things for a young girl to see, however, than Frances coming into her own–even if her awakening is facilitated by an older man. There are worse things to be reminded of than the horror of illegal abortion that Penny endures. I caught the movie on TV last year, and enjoyed it all over again as an adult.
Of all his movies, though, I hold a spot in my heart for To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. Though not a stellar film, the campiness, the humor, and the sheer audacity makes it a pleasure to watch. Despite critiques–including that the film is a rip-off of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert–Swayze (and company) did a fine job. I watched it again and again in the ’90s.
What are your favorite Swayze movies and moments?