I think we can all acknowledge that women would never be where we are today without our fore-mothers who broke down barriers and ceilings for us. Modern female authors wouldn’t be where they are without women like Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. An don’t even get me started on where we would all be of it weren’t for Gloria Steinem. So today we, Young Feminists for Magic Mike, would like to pay tribute to two women whose shoulders we directly stand on - The Weather Girls.
We don’t even want to try to imagine what the world was like before It’s Raining Men. Our workout mixes would be infinitely less interesting (and handsome). Gay clubs would be less joyful. The Weather Girls were true visionaries. Have you listened to the song or watched the music video recently? It’s literally raining men. Men of all kinds. Wearing trench coats, underwear, fedoras & boots. Doing pirouettes.
There is what they have done for the world a whole, and then there is there direct impact they have had on Magic Mike. Watch this:
While at first we was disconcerted that Steven S. didn’t choose to go with the original version of the song, after watching this, I feel pretty ok about it. Mostly because this new slightly slower, more sinewy version gives the choreographer the ability to incorporate moves like this:
And mostly this:
Acoustic changes aside, it’s clear to see the direct aesthetic influence of the Weather Girls. Trench coats, umbrella’s, fedoras, boots. It’s all there.
So thank you Weather Girls. We owe so much to you.