There is a movie from 1984 called “Lovelines” and it’s really bad. It’s about some rival high schools with all the main students being played by actors way past high school age. I know that’s a pretty typical thing with Hollywood. I’m sure we all remember Luke Perry from Bevery Hills 90210. So it’s nothing new. But the movie is just terrible unless you’re into ‘teen’ romance flicks that feature really attractive 20-somethings. Or unless you’re into spandex disco jeans since there is a character, Cynthia, played by actress Stacey Toten who wears a few different pairs in the movie. Unfortunately, she played the role of a dumb and bad girl. More dumb than bad. It is a comedy after all so you’re not going to really, really bad anyone. The only really bad thing I saw her do was take some photos hidden in another girl’s undergarment and show them to someone in order to start trouble. One of the other characters referred to her as a ‘skank’. She was a bit of an airhead whose only interests were a muscle-bound guy and–thank goodness for this–clothing, particularly shiny disco pants.
Twelve minutes into the move we are awarded with some really great shots of her in gold disco pants. We don’t get to see her this well in gold pants for the rest of the movie. But later on in a movie theatre someone drops a hot dog with mustard from a balcony above her and it falls on her pants and dirties them. That made me both angry and sad! The pants fit her so well and she looked so good in them. By the way, she was 21 at the time of the movie and extremely attractive.
A little while later she is seen wearing shiny black spandex jeans while walking a doberman around. Those scenes are outdoors so we get to see a good amount of shine on her pants. Later we see her inside the school and then inside a house. At the end of the movie she is back in gold disco pants and working with some of the other girls on some posters or something on the floor.
A few interesting things I want to point out:
-While talking to some other girls, Cynthia says that she was very angry at the guy who dropped the hot dog on her and ruined her outfit. One of the girls responds sarcastically by saying, “Well, yeah, that was such a bitchin’ outfit you were wearing.” (She was wearing gold spandex jeans & a tiger-print top.) A clueless Cynthia does not realize the sarcasm and responds with a whole-hearted “Thanks!’ So we can deduce that this other girl either did not like spandex disco jeans or it was out of style by that point. As ridiculous as it seems, we have to keep in mind that Cynthia was a high school student and perhaps it was not seen as appropriate wear for school. Whatever.
-During that same exchange from above, Cynthia mentions that she went through the wardrobe of another girl and found nothing she wouldn’t ‘be caught dead in’ and added “she doesn’t even have any metallic pants!” I was intrigued by the fact that she called disco pants ‘metallic pants.’ I’m going to actually use that term myself on occasion.
-If you look at the photos here, you’ll notice that Cynthia always wore sweaters with her spandex jeans. Not only do I think that is a great look and one of my personal favorite combinations to wear, but she looks incredibly sexy without wearing anything skimpy. The new wave of disco pants style spurred on by American Apparel featured girls and younger women nearly baring their souls out there. As I wrote before (in a post titled “Disco Pants Don’t Need Any Help”) disco pants are intriguing and sexy enough that skimping up on the upper body doesn’t add anything to them but can actually take away from them and even the person wearing them. Show me a girl wearing a well-fitting sweatshirt or hoodie and disco pants and another wearing disco pants and a crop-top and I’ll prefer the one in the sweatshirt/hoodie. Or t-shirt. It’s not that they don’t look attractive in their crop-tops and disco pants, but there really is no reason to put themselves fully on display like that. That’s just me though. I’m not into the idea of showing a lot of skin.
So that’s what I got from this movie. Would not normally watch anything like this except for the fact that I found out a while ago there were spandex jeans in it. I’ll end this post with some stills of the character Cynthia.
That last image made me angry to see those awesome gold disco pants get destroyed by mustard from a hot dog!
And there she is in a very classy pink sweater and black disco jeans look.
The movie sucks but it’s worth watching just for Cynthia and her ‘metallic pants.’