The Judge


To quote Broadcast News, I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.  I’m tired of the sexism in the movie industry.  A recent issue of Entertainment Weekly lists the 100 best movies of all time.  Dirty Dancing and movies of its ilk (Clueless, etc.) are not on the list.  Goldfinger, however is.  Boy fantasies are critical darlings.  Girl fantasies are not.

Dirty Dancing is a girl fantasy.  It is actually a specific kind of girl fantasy.  Summarizing the plot of this film may not be necessary given that everybody who doesn’t live under a rock has seen the movie.  In any event, for those of you who live under a rock the plot is thus:  smart, outspoken Jewish girl meets hunky dancer from wrong side of the tracks in a Catskills resort in the early 1960s. Patrick Swayze is smokin’ hot. …

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