Rabbitholed #43: The '80s Movie That Can Still Turn Things Around
Suddenly I am here today. Seems like forever (and a day). Thought I could never (feel this way). Is this really me?
“You’re supposed to be an artist. Use your imagination!” the Greek goddess rollerskating muse Kira, portrayed by the angelically talented—and now a real angel—Olivia Newton-John tells the frustrated artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) in the classic 1980 E.L.O.-themetracked musical Xanadu.
“Thanks a lot, I’m all out,” Sonny tells Kira.
“You know,” she says, “I really think you believe that.”
When I was a little girl, I used to dance around my beige living room, swooping and dramatic and arms all akimbo, to the opening scenes of this movie like my very life depended on it.
Today I still do.