She’s probably somebody’s only light.


Jennifer Jason Leigh and Phoebe Cates in ‘Fast Times in Ridgemont High’

Cheesy Song of the Day, October 28:

Somebody’s BabyJackson Browne

How old was I when I first saw Fast Times at Ridgemont High? 14? 15? I don’t remember. I do remember feeling awful for Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s Stacy because it sucks to be on the receiving end of a sex and run. Also remember Sean Penn‘s Spicoli and Forest Whitaker as the vengeful football player. There was nothing contrived or phony about the story or characters. It’s a challenge to find that kind of authenticity in most pop culture but especially pop culture centered around high school.  For that reason, I still watch the movie whenever it’s on.  Time has made me cringe less at Stacy’s hurt and naiveté. And my own.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

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