The beautiful Desi babe in the video above is why I love Bollywood, especially their musicals and romcoms. Or, at least, she and those like her in the Indian film industry are a large part of why I do so. The others being a life-long love of classic musicals – think anything starring Howard Keel – and a desire to maintain at least a tiny bit of my lingering fluency in Hindi. 😉
And no, it’s not a “guilty pleasure,” because I feel neither guilt nor shame for loving Bollywood musicals and romcoms. They are, insofar as I know, the last iteration of both the cinematic and musical genres created in far better, past days in America and the feature beautiful women who love, as opposed to hating, their feminine curves.
Yes; I will make no bones about it. I am this old. I grew up watching the television releases of the “Beach Party” movies featuring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, including what is officially the 6th of 7 movies in the series, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini. However, being that last to feature Ms. Funicello and Mr. Avalon, I consider it the swan song of the series.
Still, those halcyon days may be long over, but Wildkinis are still around and still well-stuffed; so there’s that going for us all.
Yeah, this is originally from The Babylon Bee, which is a satire site much in a similar vein to The Onion and Duffel Blog. It’s sadly believable though. The sorts running Hollywood are the sorts who would do something like stripping Schindler’s List of its Best Motion Picture award for not having enough LGBTQ+ characters, people of color, and other “oppressed groups.”