Partial Transcript: Episode 17 (Obsession over the 80’s)
Virginia: We’re talking about the 80’s today, which apparently, Nicole really likes.
Nicole: I do!
Virginia: Then we’ll just turn it over to you. Please tell us what you love about the 1980’s.
Nicole: I basically ignore all of the political and economic problems of the time. I basically focus on the movies, the music, and the hair. I have a huge collection of campy sci fi’s and heart throb movies. You can’t go wrong with the Brat Pack, Molly Ringwald, Jud Nelson, Emilio Estevez. I love the music. They just really overdid it.
Nick: The decade when music died…
(Andrew does some bad singing.)
Nicole: Andrew and I even did a throw-back to the “Breakfast Club” in our wedding pictures. The photographer caught us doing a fist bump in the air. The sun was setting. It was totally perfect. We might even have a video of it.
Virginia: What is your favorite 80’s movie?
Nicole: Probably “Adventures in Babysitting.”
Nick: I’ve never even seen that.
Nicole: I mostly enjoy teen heart throb movies. There was something youthful and hopeful. It was a very can-do attitude. There was also this angst. I could relate while I was growing up. As a teen in the 90’s, I felt like I knew those people. “Adventures in Babysitting” was good because of the sheer adventure of it. It was a wild ride.
Andrew: What about “Real Genius”?
Virginia: I loved that movie!
Mike: “Ferris Bueler’s Day Off”
Virginia: Loved that one too. It’s interesting to me that no one makes movies about the 90’s. Maybe it’s because we haven’t had enough distance from the 90’s…
Nick: It could be the 20-year thing. We’re too close to the 90’s.
Virginia: To me, it seems like the 80’s owned itself.
Nick: What about “Dazed and Confused”? It was filmed in the 90’s and based on the 70’s.
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