Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

From Wikipedia:

The dance is sometimes said to reenact a violent “discussion” between a pimp and a prostitute. It includes mock slaps and punches, the man picking up and throwing the woman to the ground, or lifting and carrying her while she struggles or feigns unconsciousness. Thus, the dance shares many features with the theatrical discipline of stage combat. In some examples, the woman may fight back.

The modern versions I’ve seen include less throwing and more fighting back.


About Fabrizio del Wrongo

Recovering liberal arts major. Unrepentant movie nut. Aspiring boozehound.
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3 Responses to Couldn’t Do It Today

  1. H.D. Miller says:

    Ray Bolger as perhaps the most unconvincing French pimp of all time:


  2. blanket says:

    The part where he lights the cigarette off her heel in the second video! INCREDIBLE!


  3. Gary says:

    Perhaps a modern version by Les Rita Mitsouko. Great dancing by Catherine Ringer.


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