I Like the Way You Work It by Maree Anderson (for Writers Gone Wild)
Last week I had to write a blog post about the recipe I submitted for Passionate Cooks: Rob's Decadent Hot Chocolate Sauce. (You can check it out over at the ARe Cafe if you're curious. It's called The Way to a Woman's Heart.) Anyway, it got me to thinking about how DH (Rob) and I first met (at a dance class I was teaching at the time) and how sexy I find men who can dance.
I'm sure I've shared some of my all-time favorite movies here on Writers Gone Wild? Many of them are dance movies, or have a dance scene in them. (I'm also a fan of gory blood-fests like Desperado, Blade, Kill Bill and From Dusk Till Dawn, but we won't go there this time *g*) And for me, there's only one thing sexier than a man who can dance: that's a man who can dance and sing.
So here's me, last few days of school holidays, promised to take the kids to a movie and wouldn't you know it? The ones we were hoping to see are all R16 or above... and DS is only 14. DD and I wanted to go see Pitch Perfect, so eventually we talked him into it... because it was either that or not go to a movie at all, and any movie (with snacks!!!) is better than sitting at home waiting for the weather to get its sh*t together so he can go out parkouring (AKA free-running) with his mates.
So how did he cope with a movie based around an all-girl singing group at a US college? He might have been the only guy in the cinema (there were about a couple of dozen girls and women at this early showing) but he enjoyed the heck out of it. Probably in great part due to the hot girls, the weird Asian chick who came out with the most bizarre stuff that would make people stop dead in their tracks, and the character Fat Amy (her name for herself, BTW, not a cruel nick-name), who had one-liners like these: "You guys are gonna get pitch-slapped sooo hard, your man-boobs are gonna concave." Love it.
DS commented after a scene with Fat Amy in a spa pool surrounded by her multiple (gorgeous!) boyfriends, that she's "very comfortable with herself, isn't she?" Yep, it was a stunning example of that old adage: if you feel sexy, then you are sexy. A good lesson for women everywhere, I think. And as DS is at that age where he's noticing girls, I'm sure he noticed the rapt looks on the girls' faces whenever certain guys in the movie sung and performed their choreographed dance moves. Who knows, he might take up dance. His future girlfriends would probably thank me if he did *g*
Pssst: Yes, guys, it is true: men who can sing are sexy. Men who can dance are sexy. But men who can sing and dance? *fans herself wildly* It's like the remix Beca and the girls sang in Pitch Perfect: "I like the way you work it, no diggity...." Oh yeah. Do I ever. No diggity.