Dirty Dancing Turns 30

by Bob Schwartz

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Ture story: I attended a film festival with three of my favorite people in the world, where one of the premiering movies was Dirty Dancing. They hated it. I loved loved loved it.

I still love it. Yes, there are still haters out there, because haters gonna hate. But they are outnumbered by zillions of people who watch Dirty Dancing regularly, lifted by its cheesy yet irresistible romance, extreme melodrama and, of course, great music and dancing.

And we watch it for its life-affirming qualities, summed up in one declaration (say it together):

NOBODY PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER.

Happy birthday, Dirty Dancing.

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