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Jennifer Beals blushes when she watches Flashdance
December 3rd, 2019 under Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Beals. [ Comments: none ]


Back in 1983, Jennifer Beals became a household name because of a little movie called Flashdance. To me, as a kid, I was interested in her dancing. As I grew up, I got excited to watch it for a totally different reason. The movie is steamy, from her storyline to the dance numbers and finally the music. Shandi’s He’s a Dream just makes you want to move your body like a stripper. Heck, I learned how to take my bra off with my shirt on thanks to this picture. That and how enticing it is to show off my braless shoulder in a sweatshirt. In other words, we get hot just thinking about it. You don’t have to melt butter for your lobster just thinking about that scene.

Well, that is us. Back in 2014, Beals had a whole new insight into the movie that made her famous. She tells Ellen DeGeneres today that she did not realize how sexual it was until that screening. What film of hers was the actress thinking of when she thought about this one? The movie oozes eroticism. Why else do you think the boys want to see it? It is not for the plot.

If Flashdance made her blush, then what does The L Word make her do? That show had more passionate sex scenes than the feature.

All this writing I just did about the film makes me watch it again. See you in a few hours because I am off to Hulu and Holla.

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Jennifer Beals says she turned down Pretty In Pink!
March 6th, 2017 under Andy Cohen, Brat Pack, Jennifer Beals. [ Comments: none ]


Say what you want about Molly Ringwald, but she made Pretty In Pink what it is. I could not imagine anyone else but her in the lead role, can you?

Well, Jennifer Beals told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she was offered the part of Andie. She said, “Frankly I am really glad that I didn’t take it because Molly Ringwald is so fantastic in the movie.” Then the Bravo host asked her why she didn’t take it, she told him, “The funny thing about Flashdance I wasn’t in school, the character is not in school, so you are not an age. And I thought if I play somebody who is in high school, then all of sudden I’m back there. And also I was going to college.”

Did she make the right choice? For herself, no. For us, yes. I mean, I can’t imagine loving the movie as much as I do with her in the lead role. I cannot see her being a good match with Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader and Annie Potts. To me, Beals plays every role the same way. Monotone with a hint of bitch. That works for the roles she has been getting since The L Word, but would not have worked in the teen angst classic.

On that note, her next big movie after Flashdance was The Bride with Sting and it stalled her fame until The L Word came out nealry 20 years later. Yes, she continued to act, but no one really knew that she did because the Frankenstein movie was rightfully panned for being pure crap. So awful. Sting should never ever should act. But this not about him, it is about her making the right choice for us.

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BTFW ads: Jennifer Beals for Perky Jeans
August 20th, 2014 under Before They Were Famous, Jennifer Beals. [ Comments: none ]


Before Jennifer Beals changed the way that we wear sweatshirts thanks to Flashdance, she was selling Perky Jeans. How cute was the 16 year old in that 1980 Japanese commercial?

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Lady Gaga or Jennifer Beals in Flashdance?
August 20th, 2014 under Jennifer Beals, Lady Gaga. [ Comments: none ]



Lady Gaga posted this photo of herself with Queen’s Brian May, but all I could notice is that she looks a lot like Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.
It used to be that people said she copied other musicians’ sounds (which I didn’t think) and now I am thinking she might be copying other celebrities’ looks. She used to be original looking, but in the last few weeks I have seen her looking more like Beals, Cher and Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest than herself.
What do you think?

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