I noticed a Flashdance DVD at the library this week and grabbed it on a whim.
Katie is watching it. I’m not watching as much as morbidly fascinated.
I had no idea that it was so crude. I know, I know—the main character is an exotic dancer and a welder. But Dangerous Beauty is about a courtesan, and it isn’t crude. I come from a blue-collar background, and it isn’t all coarse and rough like most of the characters in this movie.
And where was Beals going with her accent? The movie is set in Pittsburgh, and I assume Alex is supposed to be a native. She sounds vaguely British in at least one scene, then southeastern American in another.
The accent changes certainly aren’t as jarring as the other continuity issues, but I couldn’t help noticing them.
Maybe I should just think of it as a series of music videos. The sections that don’t require any speech from Beals are far better than the rest of the film.