How do you call your lover boy?

Dirty Dancing, the first movie I ever snuck into the basement to watch, knowing full well I would get in trouble for watching it. Of course I had been sneaking my dad’s victoria secret catalogs for years. Oh youth.

I love the music, the sexy sweaty grinding, the love story from the wrong side of the tracks, the fact that she is 18 yet they all call her baby, and I love that the thieves are the cute old couple. Can you believe that Patrick and Jennifer hated each other during filming? Hate sure does lead to hot sex.

I wonder if I were in the movie dirty dancing, what character would I be?


The dad: I could take up golf and be a rich doctor. But, that would be boring.

The mom: Are you kidding me, I could never be that passive and quiet. Let’s move on.

The sister: She isn’t the smartest cookie, but she does get the boys… well until she won’t put out.

Baby: The perfect combination of smarts, and naïveté all in one.

Johnny: The poor guy who is stuck dancing with rich ladies, and having them throw themselves at you. Tough life.


Such a tough decision on who to play. But, when it comes down to it, the answer is right there in front of me. Get to make out with Jennifer Grey or be related to Jennifer Grey. Hello, make out with Jennifer Grey.

I totally would be Johnny. Rich ladies here I come!

20 thoughts on “How do you call your lover boy?

  1. Really? Jennifer Grey? Hm….doesn’t do it for me. I’ll have to think about who I’d do if I did dames. It won’t be about looks alone. I kind of go for the geeky brilliant thing in men so maybe Rachel Maddow? If she’d have me, that is. Gonna have to give this some more thought.

  2. I thought I would get in trouble for watching Dirty Dancing, too. Something about the name just screams “your parents will flog you for watching this.” Turns out, they didn’t care. My dad was just happy I finally found an appreciation for “his music.”

    I always liked Baby. I can totally relate to being the good, Jewish girl. But she was never enough of a rebel. I don’t think I could be anyone… sad.

  3. When I was in high school (a couple of years before Dirty Dancing), I wanted to BE Cynthia Rhodes. Jennifer Grey paled to her as far as I was concerned at the time. Rhodes was my singer/dancer goddess in my own singer/dancer days. Swayze? Pure. Class. Hunk-o-licious. If Rhodes wouldn’t escort me, I’d totally want a Swayze at my high school prom. And dirty dancing, would most certainly be required of him.

  4. This movie put my crush on Patrick over the top. I own the blue ray DVD and will gladly watch this movie over and over and over. I always wanted to be Penny though. I thought she was the most beautiful woman ever and she was an amazing dancer.

  5. I got called out for having the soundtrack on my iPod a few years ago. Clearly the person who made fun of my youth has no soul.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s