Friday, December 14, 2007

Crushes

Watching Footloose while I was sick made me start thinking about whether I had actually ever had a celebrity crush. You know, when as a teen you buy the poster and stick it up on the ceiling over your bed so he's always looking at you. And you swoon whenever you hear his name. And read all the Teen Beat articles about him.

Kevin Bacon was definitely not a crush. And actually, I don't think I ever had a celebrity crush as a teenager (mayyyyybe Kevin Kline). I do remember a moment when I started understanding what sexual energy was all about and mine started really awakening - watching Prince in Purple Rain. Boy o boy. It was damn funny too, because I watched it in a movie theater sitting between two male friends of mine. They didn't know what the hell I was so excited about, and actually didn't quite know how to respond...

The only real celebrity crush I ever had was, and I'm kind of embarrassed to say it since it SO dates me, was the ghost in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I literally used to pray at night that I would have a dream with him in it. I must have been a good girl because I think I remember having one dream, at least. If you don't know the show, and why would you, it was about a widow who went to live in this house that was haunted by a ghost, and their subsequent relationship. I guess it's kind of like the couple in Pushing Daisies, but this TV show had no narrator to explain the feelings between the two characters. Actually, I'm not sure it even counts as a celebrity crush since I didn't like the actor, I liked the character. But it's as close as I've gotten I think.

Who was your celebrity crush?

5 comments:

Susan said...

You want to talk about embarassing....My biggest crush was on "The Goblin King"..aka David Bowie in Labyrinth. I knew every word for the "goblin king, goblin king" thing that supposedly took you to him. I'm not going into how many nights I'd chant that while falling to sleep.

NoRegrets said...

Good to know you have me beat. :-)

squirrel said...

Anne of Green Gables. From the book, not the movie. Also, Emily Dickinson, when I was older. Do fictional characters and long since deceased reclusive writers count as celebrities? Maybe not. Well, we didn't have cable television when I was growing up, so I made do with what I had.

I was a weird kid.

NoRegrets said...

OK, maybe squirrel has both of us beat... :-)

Churlita said...

I have already written several times on my blog about my love for Randolph Mantooth from the 70's show Emergency. I may have to write about him again since you've got me going now.