Plot[ edit ] Janey Glenn played by Sarah Jessica Parker is an army brat who is thrilled when her father, Robert, is transferred to Chicago, the home of her favorite dance show Dance TV.
When Robert nixes the idea of her traveling to downtown Chicago to try out, Janey accompanies Lynne to the auditions.
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At the auditions, an enemy is made of spoiled rich girl Natalie Sands when she rudely parks her car where Lynne is walking. The auditions are going well until Lynne's partner gets her cut it is later found out that Natalie paid him to have her kicked out. Janey and a dreamboat named Jeff both shine, albeit partnered with others at first. They are later paired once the final cut is made. Jeff loves to dance although his father is drilling him to go to trade school and is following his heart instead of his father's wishes.
The two butt heads initially due to their disparate upbringings.
Despite Jeff's natural ability to dance, he has never taken a class. Janey has been taking both gymnastics and dance classes for ten years.
Helping them to get off on the wrong foot is also Janey's inability to practice when it's convenient for Jeff. Things are further complicated by Natalie's meddling she finds out that Janey skipped choir practice to meet Jeff and calls her father to tell, posing as "Sister Natalie".
An excellent opportunity for both girls to get back at Natalie presents itself when Jeff is invited to her coming out party.
They make copies of her invitation provided by Jeff's best friend Drew and pass them out to strangers all over town. Jeff and Drew attend the party and watch the chaos ensue when all of the extra invited people show up as do Lynne, Janey and Jeff's sister Maggie Shannen Dohertywatching from the window. Janey and Jeff have become close through their rehearsals. One night, he tells her to meet him not at the rehearsal studio but at a club.
While they are enjoying some unstructured dance time, Jeff is taken away by a girl who locked her keys in her car. Meanwhile, a large admirer moves in on her.
On Jeff's return, a fight ensues and after Jeff sucker punches the much larger man they run out of the club together. Once at Janey's house, she is aglow over what her life has become: They finally kiss before she excitedly runs inside. Given the total wreck the party became, the rivalry with Natalie has intensified.
She convinces her father to become more involved in insuring her win. This is an easy feat considering that her father owns the company that Jeff's father works for. Background[ edit ] The song was written by Robert Hazardwho recorded only a demo of it in Robert Hazard 's version was written from a male's point of view, and was about women in the bedroom. Lauper did not originally want to sing it because of its meaning. Lauper's version appeared on her debut solo record, She's So Unusual.
Lauper's version carried a feminist attitude, trying to portray that all women really wanted was to have the same experience that men could have . It is a synthesizer-backed anthem about the roles of women in society.
Gaar, author of She's a Rebel: The song has been heavily distributed in karaoke version as well. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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