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Mar 25, 2010

Introducing...the Ladies of the 80s Tournament

This thing has been percolating for nearly two years now, and ideally - along with the March to Box Office Madness - I would have kicked it off about two weeks ago. But it's happening nonetheless, and it's not a bad time for it. For starters, the NCAA tourney is still in full swing (3rd round games start today!) and if that weren't enough, Hot Tub Time Machine hits theaters tomorrow (lucky me is going to an advance screening tonight), and it ought to further promote the wave of 80s nostalgia going around. Like totally.

Originally stemming from a conversation on a message board (SOTSG.com), the idea (which wasn't originally mine, but I've fleshed out and, well, I have a platform to do this) was to compile a list of 80s-era icons/actresses and pit them against each other to see which lady would come out on top. For nostlagic geeks born of a certain era, this is pure magic.

Not too much explaination is necessary. I've put together a list of 32 contenders, seeded them each 1-8 and built a tournament bracket. Every day (or so), I'll post a new matchup, complete with an in-post poll. Your job is to fawn over the idea and/or the women and then vote on who you think represents Reagen Era hotness the most. If there's one guideline I have, it's this: try to judge the contenders based on their "stats" circa 20-something years ago and not on their currrent, um, stage in life. If that were the case, Kelly LeBrock would be nowhere near this thing.

Below are all of the seeds (click here for the full bracket). Proceed bitching about who made it, who didn't, and/or where those that made it were seeded. The first matchup ought to be up tomorrow.

Oh, and if someone has the time/creativity to make a sweet banner for this, I'd be eternally grateful.

1Jamie Lee Curtis
1Demi Moore
1Phoebe Cates
1Elisabeth Shue
2Mia Sara
2Kelly LeBrock
2Kelly Preston
2Rae Dawn Chong
3Donna Dixon
3Lorie Griffin (Teen Wolf)
3Cindy Morgan (Caddyshack)
4Jennifer Connelly
4Colleen Camp (Clue)
4Besty Russell (Private School)
4Vanessa Angel
5Jennifer Grey
5Amanda Peterson
5Julia Montgomery (Revenge of the Nerds)
5Tanya Roberts
6Molly Ringwald
6Jami Gertz
6Ally Sheedy
7Jennifer Jason Leigh
7Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Fletch)
7Kerri Green
7Diane Franklin (Better Off Dead)
8Kimberly Foster (One Crazy Summer)
8Joyce Hyser
8PJ Soles
8Lea Thompson

10 people have chosen wisely: on "Introducing...the Ladies of the 80s Tournament"

Mrs Fletch said...

where's the chick version?

Fletch said...

You conceptualize it, I'll post it. Deal?

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

Kelly LeBrock for the win: 3 reasons why.

1. Weird Science
2. The Woman In Red
3. She was married to Steven Seagal
Bonus - she's British, got to love the accent.

Who Is Afraid of Tim Burton? Two?... said...

Bonjour! Mrs.Fletch,
Oh! oui, you have taken every word right out of my mouth...
..."Where's the chick version?"
and my thoughts..."Where's the chick version?"

DeeDee ;-D

Mrs Fletch said...

Game on. Though dudes are rarely scantliy clad. Gimme til the weekend. Ladies, and some gents, any input for my version is greatly appreciated.

kid vegas said...

nice work capitalizing on March Madness, I was only a baby in the 80's, but I'd wager Kelly Preston has to be the favorite, in addition to being scorching didn't she get naked in all her movies? Good effort.

Fletch said...

KV - Kelly Preston has a great shot at going deep into the tourney, and your points are well taken.

Anonymous said...

That didn’t work, I will try again:

Am I missing something here? What happened to Michelle Pfeiffer and Kim Basinger ?

Fletch said...

Andy - those are what you might call "horrible oversights." Or maybe it's just my need to get Fletch's gal pal and/or some other less famous yet still important 80s ladies in there. But mostly it's just an oversight. I'm sure there are more...