Film: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

A 1985 teen film about a girl name Janey, who just moved to Chicago, which is the location of her favorite show, Dance TV, which she dreams of being on. Well it turns out there is a contest for just that, and a potential boyfriend as her partner, but she also has to both beat The Rival, Natalie Sands, and win the approval of her father.

This film didn't have much star power (despite the Retroactive Recognition), and didn't make back its moderate budget. Yet that also allowed it to be aired on cable for very little, thus several channels would keep airing this movie, giving it a cult status.

It was also some Paying Their Dues roles for several actors, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Shannen Doherty, and Jonathan Silverman.

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