Today I’m excited to announce the start of a new guest blogger series here at Forgotten Films! I’m calling it the Jennifer Connelly Memorial Crush-a-Thon! What’s that mean, you ask? Well, in our pop culture obsessed world, I think just about everybody has had a celebrity crush. This series is all about those forgotten films that featured our celebrity crushes.
I was an awkward movie obsessed teenager, so I had many celebrity crushes. But there is one in particular that stands out. I can even tell you when it started…June 27, 1986. It was at the Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, IL at the very first showing of “Labyrinth.” This movie was custom-made for me. It was directed by Muppet master Jim Henson…not only was I a huge fan, but I was also a young puppeteer myself. But the film was also executive produced by George Lucas…I’m also a big “Star Wars” fan…and it was written by Monty Python member Terry Jones… watching “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on PBS was a Sunday night ritual for me. I remember the movie starting, the computer animated owl in the opening credits…oooooh, high-tech for 86! Then the credits ended and this beautiful girl walked onto the screen. From there, it didn’t matter how many cool puppets there were or what Pythonesque thing they were saying…I was pretty much focused on her. Of course, that was Jennifer Connelly, so it felt right to name this salute to our celebrity crushes after her.
I’ve got a great group of bloggers lined up to share their celebrity crushes…each in a review of a film you may have forgotten about. It’s a unique batch of films and a unique batch of crushes. I’m looking forward to sharing these great guest bloggers with my loyal readers. I also want to encourage readers to comment here with your own celebrity crushes. Enjoy the series!