12 July 2003 | jwrowe3
Still In My Head.
This movie is important to me for a couple of reasons. One, it was the first movie I ever watched on cable TV. I was a freshman at Stephen F. Austin State University in the fall of 1980. Being out in the middle of nowhere, the area had cable TV, with (gasp!) one movie channel, Showtime. And it was "Free Preview Week" so it was not scrambled in our dorm. I had lived in Houston, which had a good number of broadcast TV stations, so my parents never invested in cable. I sat up for about three days straight, in my room watching all these movies, and shows. "The First Nudie Musical" was on about a million times during the time I was camped out taking in everything that 1980 cable TV had to offer. So here I am at a new place, college, watching a new medium to me, cable TV, and not worrying about parents walking in when there's ACTUAL NUDITY on the TV(!!!!).
I thought the musical numbers were the best. I can still sing the lyrics to most of the songs, like "Lesbian Butch Dyke" and "Dancing Dildo's" to this day. So "TFNM" touched me in some perverse, warped way.
It's been 23 years since I have seen it, and I guess I'll probably not make a huge effort to see it, again. Stuff like that is always sweeter in memory, and I bet I'll be pretty let down at the quality of the production, and all that other stuff that we never notice when we are young, but just go nuts when we see it, when older.
But what the hell, sing with me now...
"Orgasms a short spasm of love, sweeeeeeeeeeeet Looooove!!!!"