The Teenage Heartthrob Blogfest is all about the 7 people that made your young heart all twitterpated. I had a seriously hard time narrowing this down.
Here we go…
Anybody from The Who
Thanks to my bass-playing older brother, I was into a lot of rock bands. Each member of this band is mind-blowingly talented and consequently, in my hormonally-charged teenaged mind, extremely hot.
Silver Spoons-Era Jason Bateman
I was a teenybopper-in-training when this show was on but I remember checking for Jason Bateman in every episode. He looked just like this kid in my class I was crushing majorly hard on but was too chicken to close the deal.
Johnny Depp (Forever)
I can’t lie to y’all. The crush may have started when I was a teen but this man will be on my List as long as I live.
1980s James Spader
Count me among those who thought Andie in “Pretty in Pink” ultimately chose the wrong boy but couldn’t she have given Steff just a tiny, little try? I mean, look at him.
Pre-Body Dysmorphic Michael Jackson
Anybody (male or female) who says they didn’t have a thing for him is lying. Whether you wanted his talent, money, exotic animal collection or Beat It jacket there is so much to envy and emulate here, I barely know where to begin. Plus the boy was foine. I hate that apparently he didn’t see it that way. And to this day, if “Thriller” plays in a store, clear the aisles because I’m doing that dance no matter what.
Baby-faced John Cusack
Most people make a huge deal of him as the Ideal Boyfriend Prototype in “Say Anything” but I remember seeing him in “16 Candles” and thinking, “That guy’s gonna amount to something.” Well, actually it was more like *Gasp, swoon, drool* but you get my point.
“Damn the Man, Save the Empire” Rory Cochrane
Not only did his character in Empire Records have my most coveted job ever (half-assing record store employee) but he was crazy enigmatic and rocked a turtleneck like no other. I would’ve forgiven him anything.