Call it what you will - cheesy, poorly executed campiness, or whatever - but one thing holds true, at least for me, when it come to the epic film, The Legend of Billy Jean: it roused feelings and the understanding of what is at stake when you make the decision to do the right thing, even if that means losing everything. The best moment was when Billy Jean was in the mansion they'd decided to squat in (they found they weren't alone and a rich, nerdy boy was living there). In the cool, gated mansion, Billy Jean, the classic proletariat bandit, watches the famous 1957 version of Joan of Arc (written by one of my favorites, Graham Greene). The shot juxtaposes Billy's beautiful profile to the grainy black-and-white image of the Saint being tied to a stake and burned alive. Billy is even more determined to fight. Freeing herself from the vulnerable image of a pretty, poor, blonde girl, she takes shears and butchers her hair, and thus becomes the 1980s image of a saintly rebel.
Billy Jean was a hero to me when I was an angst-ridden kid in the late '80s.
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