Secret Pop Culture Crushes

Secret Pop Culture Crushes

Since so many of its articles involve random scientific facts, pop culture references, and immature sexual innuendo it’s no surprise that the writers of Cracked are a frequent source of inspiration to Charlie and me. This week I read an article called 6 Pop Culture Icons Nobody Admits They Were Attracted To. An intriguing title but with classics like April O’Neil and Cheetara our only question was “Who wasn’t attracted to April O’Neil?”

april o'neil

Even reptiles were attracted to her.

Ian Fortey did have some intriguing and humorous items on the list, such as the Boob Tree from The Last Unicorn.  Nevertheless we suspected that our listeners could do better. I thought I would start us out with a characters who will always hold a special place in my sexual imagination.

1. Eddie Izzard

eddie izzard

He’s smart, funny and he knows how to apply eyeliner. What’s not to love

2. Felipe from the 1990 Zorro TV Series

This one is a little more obscure. The Family Channel ran a Zorro TV series from 1990-1993, just at the right time for my early adolescent crush to take old with a vice-like grip. Felipe was the mute orphan that Zorro took in and who knew his secret identity.  Kind of like a less-gay Robin. To my 12-year-old brain’s he was the perfect non-threatening boy. Vulnerable, and quiet with soulful eyes and a heroic nature.

3. Westley from The Princess Bride

This one seems a little too obvious to be included but hey, I have to save some interesting ones for the podcast right? The Princess Bride remains my top film of all time. My best friend in elementary school and I used to watch it religiously and practice reciting the whole thing from memory. Young Cary Elwes was just so darn dreamy. He had me at “As you wish.” I can’t tell you how many times I drifted off to sleep imagining myself in Buttercup’s place at the top of that hill.

So as I said, just a few easy ones to get the ball rolling. Give us some of your secret pop culture crushes and we will talk about them next week on Episode 33.

6 Responsesto “Secret Pop Culture Crushes”

  1. Gintia says:

    J.D., Christian Slater’s character in Heathers. Even though he ends up being psycho-evil at the end, his clever sarcastic alternative rebel ways left me unsure whether it was the actor or the character I was crushing on. Sigh.

  2. First and foremost it was Lisa — the beautiful genie from a computer from Weird Science (Kelly LeBrock, please!). She was GORGEOUS, she was funny and she had an accent — I WAS SOLD!

    I also had a love for every Molly Ringwald character — there was something to her “girl next door” that made me love her…

  3. Travis says:

    Cyndi Lauper. I was 11 when Girls Just Wanna Have Fun came out. She “helped” me through middle school.