This story starts with a little walk down 44th Street on a rather drizzly night. I'd just finished seeing Spam for the third time and me and some friends had met up with my BFF who still lives in Manhattan and we were just running over to her apartment for a while to catch up on some quality time and a little QVC... And somehow the question came up, "So, have you ever seen the movie Billy Elliot?" Out of the blue. Just like that.
"Huh, wuzzit, who?" I asked.
"You're a dancer... and you've never seen it? Seriously? Well you just HAVE to! You'll love it! Trust me!" she said.
Well, that was like six months ago and for some reason it's continued to haunt my mind because of that little dig and everytime I pass a video store I think... "oh gawd, I probably should just rent the dang movie, just so that I can tell her I did."
So yesterday I finally caved... It cost me a about a buck fifty plus tax.
Anyway, I'll just let you meander through these videos that I found on YouTube. Luckily, you can pretty much find just about anything these days on YouTube...
Billy Elliot ~ The 2000 film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daltry ~ Movie Trailor
A scene from the West End theatre production 2006:
"Electricity" performed by Elton John:
Billy Elliot ~ Opens on Broadway October 1st 2008!!!
I SO Wish I'd Known! If you get my drift. And some of you probably do...
Billy Elliot, Spamalot