Sunday, August 10, 2008

'Billy Elliot' Reviled by Swing Dancers

A recent poll on the Friday Night Swing blog revealed that the film Billy Elliot is universally detested by the lindy hop community. Set in the United Kingdom, the Oscar-nominated film tells the heartwarming story of an eleven-year-old boy -- the son of a boxing-obsessed coal miner -- who becomes a ballerina. Billy Elliot the Musical, which made its stage debut at the West End in London in 2005, is probably also hated by swing dancers.

The favorite dance films among those polled were Footloose, Saturday Night Fever, and Singin' in the Rain -- each of which pulled in 20% of the total votes.

"I never even saw Billy Elliot," one swing dancer defensively told reporters.

Other poll participants declined to be interviewed. The producers of Billy Elliot are expected to make a statement on Monday morning.


Billy Elliot said...

Why didn't anyone vote for me? What did I do to deserve this?

NY said...

I almost voted for Billy Elliot. Does that count? And hey, there was NO DANCING in Footloose, remember? How could that be a favorite among dancers? They just chased each other around and whined about dancing, but never did any. Come to think of it, I know a couple of dancers like that... I guess that explains it.

Kevin Bacon said...

"Footloose" is an awesome dance movie. I know because I was in it!