When I was a little girl, I loved this movie. I don’t think I saw it very often, but I loved the idea of it, loved Olivia Newton-John and rollerskating. I still love the idea of it, one of the muses come to life to help out a struggling artist who she happens to fall for rather quickly, even though she had helped Gene Kelly out in the 20s and didn’t fall for his schtick…but faced with Sonny Malone, whoo boy, she is a goner. Anyway, in a fit of nostalgia I tried watching it again….it sadly did not stand up to my fond memories. I also tried to watch Bugsy Malone (that Scott Baio movie with Jody Foster where all the kids are like gangsters) with a girlfriend who hadn’t seen it before cause it is available on youtube. She made me turn it off and I have to admit, it was pretty bad.
One that just surprised me was Grease. As a kid I watched it at my friends house all the time because they had it on tape or something. Come to find out her mom edited the “bad parts” out of it – how I don’t know because I watched it a few years ago and was shocked at all the sexual innuendos and language. I was obviously crazy sheltered and stupid because I never did understand what his 50 cent insurance policy meant. And greased lightening, that whole song?! Wow, all over my head.
What about you? Any childhood memories that failed the test of time miserably or shocked the heck out of you by standing strong, funny or were totally different then you had thought?