Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Jennifer Beale, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson
Even if you haven’t seen Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, you’ve probably heard about it. It’s responsible for smash hits “Maniac” and “Flashdance…What a Feeling.” Flashdance shows the story of Alex Owens, played by Jennifer Beals, a welder tryna make it as a big time dancer despite being in small-town America a.k.a. Pittsburgh. When she’s not welding she’s an exotic dancer at a neighborhood bar & grill where she gets discovered.
One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when she Alex has to audition for the fancy schmancy dance school she wants to get into and nails the audition. So watch the movie and get hopeful that you too one day will make it out of your hellish hometown. And if you can’t dance well…Good luck. —Debbie Encalada