I met a friend for drinks last Friday, and she started talking about a movie from the 80s I’d never seen (IKR). An 80s movie I haven’t seen? 🙂
The movie she mentioned was Girls Just Want to Have Fun from 1984, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt and Lee Montgomery. Owing to Kim’s lengthy synopsis, I learned the movie was set in an all girls’ Catholic school. One of the girl characters had strict parents who wouldn’t let her date boys.
Ha, classic trope, I thought to myself. But I just HAD to open my smart mouth!
“Did her parents let her date girls?”
Kim just gave me a “look” and continued synopsizing this movie with imdb quality…
Later on, I thought about my smart ass question a bit more…
“Hmmm…what about a movie about a girl raised in a strict fashion – by two same sex parents who also don’t want her to date boys – and want her to date girls?”
The poor dear probably grew up listening to Indigo Girls and being constantly told that “Men are pigs, dear” and “Only another woman knows what a woman wants.”
And what if they even tried sending her to a special camp with the goal of turning her gay? Now this would would make men the “forbidden fruit” and even more desirable to this indoctrinated, confused teen (reverse psychology).
Maybe the movie’s “end game” will have the girl wind up having been a lesbian all along – or maybe she will decide boys have been what she’s wanted all along. In another twist, maybe she’ll be bi… queue up the Living Colour song Bi, which has these lyrics:
Everyone loves you when you’re bi
Oh the humanity…what would the “PC Police” say about this?