I was sort of shocked by how homoerotic was the sudden interlude between Chris Penn’s character and Kevin Bacon’s character in Footloose (which I just saw past the one-hour mark tonight for the first time).

Not only does Bacon offer to give Penn dance lessons (euphemism much?), they dance together, wrestle each other, and yes—they even frolic through a field together carrying their gray 80s boombox.

The 80s were a weird time, especially in light of the fact that Kevin Bacon’s dancing in this film was supposed to be considered masculine.

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