Tuesday, May 6, 2008
When I first saw Thrashin', I wanted to be a skater (a dagger, not a ramp local, just to be clear.) When I saw Karate Kid I wanted to sign up for Tae Kwondo classes at my local neighborhood dojo. Rad turned me into a pretty rude BMX'er. White Nights, thank god, did not turn me on to ballet or tap dancing. That would have been gay. Come to think of it, I'm not sure why I saw this when I was like 7 years old. But I remember watching it. It's about Russia and dancing. A more detailed plot synopsis would be well beyond futile so let's just say Greg Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov become fast friends in the former Soviet Union. Dancing, cold war buddies, the best kind!