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The 30 Juiciest Romances of the Past 30 Years*
*Not counting books, magazines, newspapers, television or reality
Written by:  Alex Sandell

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the most unconventional, anomalous, audacious list of love available online, or off!


#30
Sid & Nancy

What makes it one of the 30 Juiciest romances of the past 30 years?:  Lots of drugs, lots of sex, lots of rock and roll and a big mess of a murder . . . what could be more romantic? As a fan of punk rock, I felt obligated to add this one, but even if I listened to elevator music exclusively, I'd probably throw this onto the list somewhere.  Sid & Nancy is not afraid to show the dark side of true love.  It's also written by a guy named Alex Cox, which is sorta groovy.  I wish my last name sounded like genitalia.  Hell, I'd even settle for being Alex Koontz.  That's close enough to the female side of things, right?  Well, isn't it?  I think it does the trick.  Mmm . . . koooooontz.  

Interesting tidbit to spice up your love life:  Courtney Love auditioned, and didn't get, the part of Nancy Spungen.  At least some casting directors out there have a bit of sense.

Quick, clever and extremely punchy pickup line:  Hi, I'm Sid . . . fuck me.  

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#29
The Muppet Movie

What makes it one of the 30 Juiciest romances of the past 30 years?:  Two words:  Kermit and Piggy.  When they run through the fields of grass and fall into each other's arms during the timeless romantic ballad, "Never Before", you know that this is interspecies' romance at its finest. If that isn't enough to get your heart racing, there's Gonzo and Camilla, Statler and Waldorf and Fozzie and his Studebaker.  Love truly comes in all shapes and sizes, even in a family film.

Interesting tidbit to spice up your love life:  "The Rainbow Connection" is the best song ever.  Period.  

Quick, clever and extremely punchy pickup line:  Hi, I'm Kermit . . . fuck me.

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#28
Hannibal

What makes it one of the 30 Juiciest romances of the past 30 years?:  At the risk of sounding like a Lord of the Rings' geek, you really have to read the book to get the movie.  The romance between Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling is an incredibly unexpected (well, it would be unexpected, if I didn't just give it away) twist in the novel, and it works.  Sure, my friend Judy was so offended by it she has yet to even see the film, but damn if it isn't a fine little guilty pleasure to read.  The movie, while not being quite as blatant about the entire *ahem* affair, still pulls off a nice little cat and mouse of a romance with just enough cannibalism and disembowelments to please the rabid romantic gorehound in all of us.

Interesting tidbit to spice up your love life:  Jodie Foster wasn't willing to commit to the sequel, and nobody cared.

Quick, clever and extremely punchy pickup line:  Well, hello Clarice . . . fuck me. 

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#27
Moulin Rouge

What makes it one of the 30 Juiciest romances of the past 30 years?:  Okay, this is getting embarrassing.  If I keep it up, I'm going to have to change this to a "30 Juiciest Musicals" list.  What can I say about Moulin Rouge that hasn't already been said?  You're either going to love it, or hate it (I think that's been said).  To me the film feels like love.  The film looks like love (although I don't remember any midgets or dwarves running through my most passionate nights with a treasured girlfriend).  And, above all else, the film sounds like love.  Plus, they included that stupid ass disco song KISS did back in '79.  To take one of the worst songs KISS ever performed (and that makes for a REALLY bad song) and turn it into a beautiful comedic moment during the musical centerpiece of the film is, well, as Eddie Cochran would say, "somethin' else."  

Interesting tidbit to spice up your love life:  The original title for "Moulin Rouge" was "Shakespeare in Love," but that was before it was a musical.  

Quick, clever and extremely punchy pickup line:  I was made for lovin' you baby . . . fuck me. 

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#26
L.A. Confidential

What makes it one of the 30 Juiciest romances of the past 30 years?:  In the character of Lynn Bracken, Kim Basinger plays the perfect seductress to Russell Crowe's thuggish Officer White.  Mixing just the right amount of vulnerability with the faux attitude of a tough temptress, Basinger creates a character real enough to convincingly find the softer side of the strong-arming Crowe, and we, as an audience, buy into the relationship between the two without a second thought.  "L.A. Confidential" is not a romance in the traditional sense (neither is "The Muppet Movie", but you didn't see it stopping me, then), but the moments between Crowe and Kim crackle, and let us forget, albeit briefly, that this is a movie about corrupt cops, guns, prostitution and drugs.    

Interesting tidbit to spice up your love life:  I never really thought Kim Basinger was all that hot.  

Quick, clever and extremely punchy pickup line:  I just won an Oscar . . . fuck me.

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All text on this page is copyright 2002 Alex Sandell [All Rights Reserved].  If you copy this, without my permission, you'll turn into a toad, and your prince will never come.  Wait a minute, I didn't get that right, did I?  

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