Friday, October 16, 2009

You Take My Breath Away

Following my post at Kiss and Tell Girls last week, where I dig deep to expose my worst, most embarrassing Junior High crushes--Renee brought up the one heartthrob that even I was TOO embarrassed to post. Yes. Rex Smith of Sooner or Later fame. Did you read the book? I did. Several times. I loved that book and was thrilled when, in 1979, it was brought to the small screen.

At that time in my life (13), I thought a 13 year old falling for a 17 year old (Rex Smith who is so obviously like 23) and hiding her age for lurve--he thinks she's 16 or something (with her Robin's Egg Blue eye shadow and earnest guitar playing)-- was pretty damn super neato cool. She had an OLDER BF!

1979. Creep me the flip OUT. I have a couple of gut reactions-ONE how the flip can any man be so skinny in women's jeans? Two, never like a guy who spends more time on his hair than you do. Three, I have a 13 year old now and your ass would definitely be in jail. Four, he went from looking a little like William Katt in Greatest American Hero to looking a lot like a modern day KC in KC and the Sunshine Band (creepy).


Carolyn Crane said...

Funny scary! It's pretty amazing how many things slid by in the 1970's!!

Unknown said...

The whole decade of the 70's was pretty frightening...remember disco dancing....still gives me shivers.

Dottie :)

Lea said...

LOL - yeah, the hair was pretty scary... I can't believe other people on the planet read that book and watched the movie!


Tracy said...

Yep - Rex Smith was my secret crush as well. I'm secure enough with myself to admit it...NOW. lol

Renee said...


I spent way too much time on YouTube last week watching the movie after your K&TG post.

Being a (pre)teen in the 70's. There was nothing else like it. lol

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