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Parachute pants, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Growing Pains, L.A. Gear, Breakfast Club....what do all of these have in common? They all helped define the 80s. Come take a fun "Journey" with me as we revisit the totally radical decade.
I must come clean. I have a guilty pleasure, and it's called Xanadu.
Yes, I know. It's cheesy. And the movie was pretty dumb.
But I was obsessed with this movie. Maybe it's because I thought Olivia Newton-John was a goddess. Or it could be the cool dance scenes. How about the soundtrack that featured ELO? The movie is also based on Greek mythology, another one of my loves.
No...it's because of Olivia.
The movie is about an artist named Sonny who's depressed with his job as an album cover painter. He finds himself infatuated with some gorgeous blond on roller skates, who also happens to be a legwarmer-wearing, roller-skating Muse. Kira has been sent to Earth to help inspire Sonny pursue his dreams, but instead, the two end up falling in love.
Sonny also befriends an ex-big band superstar, Danny McGuire. The two forge an unusual friendship, and McGuire asks Sonny to find him a new place to build his dream: a super cool place for people to listen to great music and get their groove on.
They find the perfect building, and McGuire finances the renovation to make their dreams come true. But it's time for Kira to go back to Mount Olympus. Her departure leaves Sonny devastated, but this is Hollywood. So Sonny straps on his rollerskates and hurls himself at a brick wall with a painting of the Nine Muses.
He's transported to Mount Olympus where he pleads with Zeus and Hera to let Kira come back to Earth. Zeus refuses, and Kira is left to sing a solo about being sad and wanting to suspend time and space to be with her man. Zeus decides to let her go.
It's opening night at the new dance club, named Xanadu, and Sonny gets the surprise of his life when Kira shows up to play a super-long set of all kinds of songs. Yeah, I know, this sounds pretty lame.
But it's all hella good!
I mean, Gene Kelly is zippin' around on roller skates. How cool is that???