Things about Dirty Dancing you only notice as an adult
If you haven't watched Dirty Dancing lately, you might be surprised to see how well the movie has held up since its release over 30 years ago. The chemistry between Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze is still as intense and palpable as it was in 1987, and the dancing is just as kinetic and sexy as you remember it. But the real surprise is just how feminist and empowering the film is for women, even by today's standards.
It's been hailed as a feminist masterpiece by more than one critic, and remains beloved by women who came of age with a copy of the movie on a VHS tape. So why is it so revered all these years later? Here are things about Dirty Dancing that you only notice as an adult.
If you somehow haven't seen this classic, stop right now and watch. Spoilers ahead.