What We Can Learn From Old Movies

Mom and I watched Damn Yankees last night, and it was refreshing to see a man who was true to himself through the whole movie. It was also refreshing to watch something without sex hijacking the plot. It was there, but it wasn’t like a heavy smog–choking everything else with its presence. What you might call realistic, actually.

WRITING PROMPT: Write a scene in which sexual presence is one of many components but far from important to the action. Good one for Sunday, eh?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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      Marian Allen

      October 18, 2010 at 6:45am

      It’ll still be here if you ever need it, Monti. And remember, I post a writing prompt just about every day. 🙂

      Kaye, what instrument did you play? I played trumpet in the band, but my friend Jane played violin (or, as those classy enough to be ironic called it, fiddle) in the orchestra. She sometimes played in pit orchestras for musicals and operettas.

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  1. Kaye George

    October 17, 2010 at 7:52pm

    You’re bringing back memories, Marian! I used to play in pit orchestras and Damn Yankees was one of my faves. Love musicals!

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  2. Enid Wilson

    October 18, 2010 at 5:34am

    I watched a movie on Sunday too. One sex scene, but the characters were interrupted by assassins.

    My Darcy Mutates

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      Marian Allen

      October 18, 2010 at 6:46am

      Interrupted by assassins is good. 🙂 Sorry, I was overtaken by a little PRINCESS BRIDE paraphrase, there.

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