That isn't just an egotistical post title. It's from Sweet Charity which is one of my favourite musical films. I've loved it since I was a little child. It's weird but since I've been learning about Feminism, revisiting my favourite films has been quite an experience. For instance, when I was a small child I can't believe I never realised how RACIST Thoroughly Modern Millie is!
I was thinking about Sweet Charity too. It does actually pass the Bechdel Test. I dunno. I hear people say oh it isn't a feminist movie because she seems so desperate for a man's love. I dunno. I think she's just human. She wants to be loved! It just takes her till the end of the film to realise she has to love herself and that she has family in the girls that she works with (I don't wanna give to much away).
See where Beyonce took Single Ladies dance from ^
But yeah. This is the film that started 6 year old Aida's obsession with 1960s fashion. I was already a fan of the music thanks to my mum singing Beatles songs to me, and us not having cable tv so had to watch Top of the Pops 2 (which introduced me to Led Zeppelin!!). But this film, with its wardrobe designed by the legendary Edith Head, captivated me.
This is one of my favourite parts of the movie. you HAVE to watch it. The choreography (Bob Fosse of course!) is to die for and I love the dresses. They are so short. And the guys suits are so slim fitting. Gorgeous. I'm not going to lie. I know this dance off by heart. (ALSO, this is where Beyonce got the choreography for Get Me Bodied from! It's a tribute)
Hey Big Spender!
I got this dress from Asos I think. It's Pop Boutique. About a week later it went on sale!! It's lovely and makes me want to skip down the street but I'm deterred by the fact that last time I went to the supermarket in this dress, I was trying to collect some scratchcard winnings and the dude asked me for I.D. The legal age is 16! I turn twenty in two days! Still got the cash tho. So all's well that ends well.
The Rhythm of life is a powerful beat. Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet
I kind of wished people did walk around, maybe sort of high, giving people daisies and going 'LOOOOVE'. But then I realise that for half the year I live in Brighton, so if I haven't seen that yet I need to get out more.