We all have them. Movies that we know aren’t really of any artistic or moral or even comedic value — and yet we watch them over and over again, falling in love each time, like putting on a favorite sweater or returning to a greasy spoon. Our guilty pleasure? Duh, Mannequin, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall (as if you couldn’t have guessed).
Where she presides: Dublin, West Village Favorite drink: Kettel One Gimlet
Mine’s Dirty Dancing, but what thirty-something girl’s favorite bad movie isn’t Dirty Dancing? No... I didn’t have any Patrick Swayze posters in my room, thank God! I’m actually thinking of seeing it with my friends when it hits the theaters. Yes, they’re re-releasing it soon. [Ed. Nobody puts Baby’s original nose in a corner: Why the horrible plastic surgery Jennifer Grey? Why? Why?]
FRANKIE COCKTAIL Where he presides: Lips, Greenwich Village Favorite drink: The eponymous “Frankie Cocktail”
Showgirls is the worst movie ever made, and I love it. [Regulars chime in: “Oh no Frankie, it’s the BEST movie ever made and you know it!”] Really. Pretty much the whole thing is camp, but then there’s one intense rape scene thrown in that doesn’t fit with the rest of the movie. I mean, where did that come from and... why? Still, I can’t look away from the thing. Can you?
Where he presides: Bar-B-Que, Greenwich Village Favorite drink: Purple Mother Fucker
Well... um... man... The Little Mermaid. My niece and I watched that one about 12 times one summer when I was babysitting her, and I have to say, there’s something about it.
Where he presides: Art Bar, West Village Favorite drink: Brandy and Kahlua
I like the 40 Year Old Virgin. What do I like? Everything about it. Steve Carrell... comic genius.
Where he presides: La Pallette, West Village Favorite drink: Mojito
Clueless... Sure it’s cheesy, but it’s got a nice story.
Where he presides: Jake’s Saloon, Chelsea Favorite drink: Guinness
Tears of the Sun. Bruce Willis flies into Nigeria and goes John McClane on the bad guys. You’ve not heard of this one? Do yourself a favor and check it out my friend!