Oh Yeah, Who Is That?
This weekend’s comment diversion is brought to you by fluff_fluff, llp, and your own sexual awakening.
fluff_fluff : I mean, it was definitely prepubescent. Dr. Carter is the first famous person I remember going “OH YEAH WHO IS THAT” about.
llp: That’s a good comment diversion, right there. My first person was Shaun Cassidy in The Hardy Boys. Because I am old.
llp is right. Not about Shaun Cassidy, I was a Parker Stevenson girl, but about the potential for a diversion. Pajiba has been particularly lust-centered of late. Be they moist or firm, our “lions” receive a lot of attention. What we haven’t discussed is the very first entry on your inaugural Pajiba 10, your first celebrity crush.
In the summer of 1977, I was about to turn 10. Star Wars had stormed into theatres and I went to see it at the Town and Country Mall in suburban Toronto. All the girls thought Luke Skywalker was so cute, but he wasn’t. Not really. Wasn’t I supposed to think he was cute? Princess Leia kissed him, so she must like him, right? But all I remember about that first viewing is Han Solo. He was just so… interesting. Just really, really interesting. Han and Leia kept fighting, so I guess she didn’t like him, but I thought he was fascinating. I made a point of learning the actor’s name. “Harrison” struck me as odd.
In the winter of 1983, I was 15. Brother Julien and I attended a Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back double bill before the May release of Return of the Jedi. I was spellbound by Harrison Ford and this time I got it: Han Solo is sexy, and cool, and sexy some more. Thus began a multi-year Harrison Ford phase. My best friend shared my admiration. We were a team. I carried this in my wallet -
I can’t see it now. Not one iota. I have no idea what I was thinking. But this, THIS started very shortly after my Han Solo “Oh yeah, who is that?” and has never changed. Not one iota.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
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