Sunday Afternoon Movie “Where the Boys Are.” (1960)

Here’s  the next in my Sunday Afternoon Movie series: Where the Boys Are (1960).  Some squeaky clean teens frolic in Fort Lauderdale on Spring Break.    One of the first movies to openly mention the possibility of  s-e-x between college kids.  I admit, I LOVE the fashion of this era; neat and sharp (if a little restrictive), the apex of mid-century style before everything went crazy a few years later. This was just four years before Beatlemania hit, I imagine it would have been much less coy had it been made just a few years later. But even in its innocence, it was a million times better than the awful 1984 remake (which glorified the college girls as trashy types).  There’s something sweet (if rarely realistic) about girls wanting to retain their virginity. And ironically, the star of the movie, Delores Hart, would enter a cloistered convent only a couple years after this movie, she’s a Mother Superior today.  (and please don’t believe all you read in these captions!) You can read my review here.   Note: I accidentally posted this twice before — it’s finished now!

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