In the late 80s and early 90s, I was hitting puberty pretty much like Mark McGwire would hit dingers - hard and fast. During this time, I would find movies and TV shows as sources of my adolescent crushes. I don't think we need to revisit my damn near stalker-level love of both Alyssa Milano and Phoebe Cates. I think we've covered that quite a bit. Last week, you learned that I was hot in my britches for Teri Copely. There were two other ladies that hit the scene in 1989 that I wanted to see whatever I could - Kim Basinger and the cat lady from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Since the cat lady from Star Trek V would likely land me in jail in most states, I think we should talk about Kim Basinger.
Literally hot off seeing her on the big screen in Batman, I wanted to see everything Kim Basinger did. Some of it was perfectly fine - Blind Date and, to a very small degree, Never Say Never Again as a couple examples. Some of it was not so good. However, this one, because it starred a pretty popular comedian in Dan Aykroyd, and was the movie she made last before hitting it big in Batman, was on TV a lot. It was relatively harmless for people of all ages, despite some weird sex stuff I'll get to later, so it could air pretty much at any time of day.
Most people I knew, both boys and girls, watched this movie. It was the rare goofball comedy that was able to cross over to both genders of a certain age. For me, I've seen this movie so many times, that there are specific images that are forever burned into my mind. Like when we first see Basinger's Celeste put on her stockings was erotic as fuck, or when she comes into the bedroom to have sex with Aykroyd, or when she saves Alyson Hannigan's character with crazy space powers, or when baby Seth Green shows up to take Hannigan out on a date. This movie was a cornerstone in my life.
Admittedly, I'm a little concerned about watching this for the blog. I have nothing but lovely memories of watching this movie. I have a very bad feeling it doesn't hold up. But let's get this thing started and see if my fears are founded or not.