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The “Force Jess To Finally Watch Labyrinth” watch-a-long!

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If you were a youngster in the 80’s, there is a very high likelihood that one movie, and one movie alone, caused you to first be aware of the power of raw, forbidden sexuality.

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Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, a monument to fantasy, puppetry, and snugly packed male genitalia was the movie that made me first aware of the hotness of age gap dynamics. Bronwyn Green and I love this movie. We even have this friendship test for new people we meet: if someone doesn’t like Labyrinth, it is unlikely that we will have much else in common.

So imagine our horror when we found out that Jessica Jarman has never, ever, in her entire life, seen Labyrinth.

This is a situation that must be rectified. What better way than with a Twitter watch-a-long. And what better time than to celebrate David Bowie’s 68th birthday?

The “Force Jess To Finally Watch Labyrinth” watch-a-long!

Thursday, January 8th, at 9 P.M. EST

Hashtag: #MagicBulge

Hop on Netflix or start your DVD (or VHS. You know you own it on one of those formats) at 9 P.M. EST and tweet to the hashtag #MagicBulge. We can all share our fond memories of the vague discomfort caused by David Bowie’s tights.

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22 Comments

  1. I FAILED THE FRIENDSHIP TEST?!?!?!?!

    *hangs head with intense shame*

    January 5, 2015
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    • Jon
      Jon

      Surely you never took it?

      January 5, 2015
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    • Naomi
      Naomi

      You can’t fail if you haven’t seen it! The test is if you don’t like the Labyrinth. You don’t fail until you’ve seen it and then don’t like it, which I’m sure will be impossible.

      January 5, 2015
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  2. Gwen Cease
    Gwen Cease

    Apparently so did I, since I’ve never seen it either. Crap

    January 5, 2015
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  3. Considering creating a Twitter just for this event. Delicious, delicious Bowiebulge.

    They have his costume at a museum here in Seattle, BTW. Yes, the tights are bulgy on the mannequin too.

    January 5, 2015
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  4. Kelman
    Kelman

    YAY I’M EXCITED FOR THIS!!!

    January 5, 2015
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  5. Pansy Petal
    Pansy Petal

    *sigh* I almost wish I tweeted – just for this. *sigh* Hmm the “magic bulge.* The music wasn’t bad either. Funny thing is, my 34 year daughter and I were just discussing watching this again. Must be something in the air. *grin*

    January 5, 2015
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  6. Mandi Rei Serra
    Mandi Rei Serra

    Ah, Legend was my intro to, uh, all sorts of naughty feels. Just saying Tim Curry in furry pants and headgear? It’s a fascinating mix, better than Tom Cruise in sequins and tights.

    January 5, 2015
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    • Mandi Rei Serra
      Mandi Rei Serra

      Also, should be noted that my daughter and I do the spiel.

      “You remind me of the babe.”
      “What babe?”
      “The babe with the power.”
      “What power.”
      “The power of voodoo!”
      “Who do?”
      “You do!”
      “Do what?”
      “Remind me of the babe!”

      January 5, 2015
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  7. phoebeblue
    phoebeblue

    My much-much-younger sisters are 14 and 19. I bought them Labyrinth for Xmas this year after the youngest offhandedly asked, “Who’s David Bowie? ” They’ve apparently watched it SEVERAL times already.

    January 5, 2015
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  8. Onlyonechris
    Onlyonechris

    We did this same test on all potential friends but the movie we use is The Dark Crystal. Labyrinth is a great choice too! Time to dust off these old classics, and Legend too!

    January 5, 2015
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  9. soren
    soren

    I must have watched this movie 200 times the year I was seven. Everything the entire rest of the world tried to tell my about gender roles was completely overwritten by this movie, in which girls go on quests and boys stay home and do their hair.

    January 6, 2015
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  10. Beckybeq
    Beckybeq

    LOVE Labyrinth! But, wait. David Bowie is turning 68?!?!? When the hell did that happen?

    January 6, 2015
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  11. Jessica
    Jessica

    I’m proud to say that I have worn out 2 copies of Labyrinth in two different formats. The magnetic tape of my childhood VHS completely wore out, and my dvd copy stopped working.

    Incidentally, just two months ago, I went to watch my latest dvd copy, when I accidentally snapped the dvd in half trying to get it out of the case 🙁 I

    January 6, 2015
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  12. Amber
    Amber

    Super weird- I literally just watched this last night (the day you posted this) I would have waited if I had seen this! Oh well, two watchings never hurt anyone.

    January 6, 2015
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  13. I’m sorry, #MagicBulge is the best hashtag in history!

    January 7, 2015
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  14. neocleo
    neocleo

    You know, after my first visit to your webpage I was pretty sure we could be friends based solely on your voice. Now that I know you’re a Labyrinth / David Bowie fan, I’m totally sure of it.

    January 7, 2015
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  15. CatsMeow
    CatsMeow

    I have it on VHS, DVD (2 copies) and the soundtrack!!! 38 this year and still watch this movie at least twice a year!!

    January 12, 2015
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