Think about your teenage crushes and make a list (between 5-10 of them). Then let us know:
2) Add a picture if you want to
4) Do you still like them now?
This actually intrigues me; it’s been so long since I’ve thought of the women who I had crushes on in my youth. So much time has gone by, I’ve forgotten most of these. I actually enjoyed sitting down and trying to remember who it was that turned me on, sexually, back when I was first starting to discover sexuality. And it’s interesting to note how I’ve changed—or haven’t—in all this time.
Okay, here they are, in no particular order. (Behind the LJ cut.)
1.) Julie Newmar as The Catwoman in the late 1960s “Batman” TV show
I was pretty young when I was watching “Batman” and of course I loved Batman and hated the villains. But for some reason I just couldn’t hate The Catwoman. She made me feel funny things. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She made parts of my pre-teen body get bigger. She was just the puurrr-fect villain. Of course I had no interest in turning to a life of crime, but I figured if anyone could convert me, she’d be the one.
In years since, I’ve seen other sexy actors play The Catwoman, including Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry, but Julie Newmar will always be the puurrr-fect one for me.
2.) Erin Moran as Joanie from “Happy Days”
“Happy Days” was my favorite TV show when I was a kid. And I confess, by the third or fourth season, I developed a crush on Richie’s little kid sister Joanie.
I actually got to meet Erin Moran many, many, many years later. In 2003, she came to Orlando to play in “The Vagina Monologues.” I thought she was just great. Not that she wasn’t a good actress as a kid, but as an adult she had really matured and put on just an amazing and moving performance. Afterwards, she was signing autographs outside the stage door. I met her very briefly, shook her hand, and told her she did a great job. I didn’t tell her that I had a crush on her when I was a kid.
3.) Ally Sheedy in “War Games” and “St. Elmo’s Fire”
There’s a scene in the 1983 movie “War Games” in which Ally Sheedy is wearing one of those tight spandex exercise suits that were so popular for aerobics in the early 1980s. I thought she looked so hot in that. In fact, throughout the whole movie, I thought she was really cute. Two years later, in “St. Elmo’s Fire,” I again thought she was really sexy. In between those two movies, she did “The Breakfast Club.” I really liked “The Breakfast Club” and thought she was fine in it, but she just wasn’t that attractive in that film.
As for today, well, I don’t know. I haven’t seen her in anything for the longest time. Is she still acting?
4.) Jaclyn Smith
All the boys in my fifth and sixth grade classes thought that Farrah Fawcett was the sexiest of Charlie’s Angels, but I disagreed. I thought Jaclyn Smith was. Still, I didn’t really develop a real crush on her until I saw her as Sally Fairfax in the 1984 TV show “George Washington.” She had gone from sexy to extremely beautiful. No wonder George Washington had been tempted to commit adultery with his best friend’s wife, if Sally Fairfax looked like Jaclyn Smith.
Every so often, I see her on a TV commercial, or something. I think she’s still beautiful after all these years.
5.) Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar in “ST:TNG”
Everyone said that Marina Sirtis who played Deanna Troi was the sexiest member of the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Again, I disagreed. I couldn’t stop thinking about Denise Crosby who played Tasha Yar. No doubt, the fact that her character slept with Data—how kinky!—in one of the early episodes had something to do with that. And I was really sorry that she was killed off before the first season ended.
She came back in later episodes to reprise the role of Tasha in time-travel stories or to play a relative of Tasha, but it wasn’t the same. And in a few other movies that I’ve seen her in, including “Deep Impact,” she just doesn’t turn me on the way she did in those first few episodes of TNG when she was the real Tasha Yar.
6.) Samantha Fox in her video “Touch Me”
I thought the song “Touch Me” was sexy and the video, which included a shot of Samantha Fox’s butt through her torn jeans, was just wow.
I hadn’t seen it in years, but I recently just watched it on You Tube and I must confess I was quite disappointed. It’s no where near as hot as I remember it being.
7.) Jessica Rabbit
Okay, yea, she’s a cartoon character, but wow, what a hot cartoon! And it wasn’t just the way she looked, but I loved that she could be attracted to someone like Roger. Is it sick and perverted to imagine having sex with a cartoon? I think Brad Pitt seemed to think so in “Cool World.” But who cares? If my friend Sally can admit to having a crush on a cartoon character, so can I.
Somewhere I have a photo of myself with Jessica Rabbit. It was taken at Disney World when I was 22 or 23. I’m not sure exactly where it is—it would take me too long to hunt for it, and then to scan it. So this pic will have to do.
As for now, well, I think I’ve outgrown sex with toons. I’ve seen some of those Japanese erotic animes on the web and they just don’t really turn me on.
8.) Sabrina Le Beauf from “The Cosby Show”
Everyone I knew, in the mid-eighties, thought Lisa Bonet, who played Denise, was the sexiest one in the extremely popular “Cosby Show.” Again, I disagreed. (Anyone notice a pattern here?) I thought that Sabrina Le Beauf, who played the oldest daughter Sondra, was the sexiest.
I don’t think she’s done anything recently. I recall she did a guest shot on one episode of “Star Trek,” but it was a pretty small part. Disappointing. I don’t know what she’s been up to in the last decade or two, but I hope she’s well.
9.) Madonna in the mid 1980s
Who remembers Madonna before she was the Material Girl? I do. When she sang “Holiday” and “Lucky Star.” Just another pop star singing someone else’s sugary songs. But then “Like a Virgin” came out and that changed everything.
The video to “Material Girl” was a teenage boy’s fantasy. She was so sexy imitating Marilyn Monroe; even sexier in my opinion. (BTW, everyone always tells me that I misunderstand that song. I thought she was critiquing a society that put so much emphasis on materialism and women who shun substance for wealth. But people tell me no, I’m reading too much into it. She’s merely reflecting society’s material nature. I’m not so sure, but that’s a discussion for another time.)
The following year, when “True Blue” came out, I was still quite taken by her. “La Isla Bonita” was so steamingly sultry. And “Open Your Heart” was so sexy as she danced around in that tight, black outfit.
Ironically, the higher Madonna shoots to superstardom, becoming one of the most famous women on the planet, the less interest I have in her, her career, or her music.
10.) Carrie Fisher as Princes Leia in the first third of “Return of the Jedi”
Okay, I’ll close with this. I guess it’s the classic teenage boy fantasy from the early 1980s. I don’t think I was alone here. Carrie Fisher was always okay as Princess Leia in the first two “Star Wars” films. But then in 1983, in the first part of “Return of the Jedi,” when she wore that slave-girl bikini at the tail of Jabba the Hutt, OMG! Did my eyes pop out! I suddenly discovered that she was some sexy princess. I was 15-years-old and having fantasies that I was Jabba the Hutt just so I could press Princess Leia against my fat, ugly body. LOL!
Since then, though, Carrie Fisher hasn’t done much for me. Oh, she’s done some fine acting, but no where near approaches that sexiness she had in that bikini in 1983.
So that’s that. But of course, none of these youthful crushes have anything on Debbie. She outshines them all.