Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Bodyguard & 7th grade drama

My sister LOVES watching movies on Sundays, and today she is catching the second-half of The Bodyguard. Usually she watches Lifetime movies as she dozes in and out of consciousness, but today she stumbled upon Whitney & Kevin on Oxygen. I have never seen The Bodyguard, and here is why:
When I was in 7th grade, a boy in my class had a crush on me. How did I know that he had a crush on me? It was kind of hard not to know. I don't bring this up in an I'm-so-special-because-a-boy-had-a-crush-on-me-kind-of-way, in fact, the boy that crushed on me later came out of the closet when we were in high school. I'm still trying to process this.
Anyway, back to middle school. One day I opened my locker to find it overflowing with gushy trinkets from this boy - roses, confetti, streamers, balloons, a stuffed animal and a card (back in the day it was no big deal to ask the janitor to open someone's locker so that you could decorate it - how times have changed). Inside the card he had written out the lyrics to a song. That song was Whitney Houston's I will always love you.
I should mention that I did not have a crush on this boy. In fact, I had a boyfriend at the time (yes, I was only 12, but in middle school it was cool to have a boyfriend, as ridiculous as that sounds). So when I opened my locker to find it chalk-full of gushy valentines from someone other than my boyfriend, I was humiliated beyond belief. 
This humiliation equated to an extreme distaste for The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston, and above-mentioned boy. Even though The Bodyguard and its soundtrack were all the craze in my 7th grade year, I would have nothing to do with either. 
Well that was 16 years ago, and although I am still processing the fact that this boy later announced that he was gay, I think I am finally over the Whitney/Bodyguard issue.
And since my sister just cried her eyes out watching this "I can't believe you've never seen this movie!" movie, I suppose I will set 7th grade drama aside and be open to spending a couple of hours with Whit & Kev.


Anonymous said...

movies on sundays are the BEST!

Anonymous said...

watch it