Why is it that some women, often as not, go after the bad boy instead of Dudley DooRight? What is the attraction? Perhaps it is pre-conditioning from the silver screen, the image-making only Hokeywood can create.
This September will mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of the premier bad boy, James Dean, whose fate was determined by a Porsche Spyder 550 named "Little Bastard".
I am sure TT readers can add to this list (in no particular order), but for starters:
Harrison Ford - Bob Falfa, "American Graffiti", the bad-ass who wipes out his Chevy with the skull hanging from the rear view mirror.
Marlon Brando - Terry Malloy, "On the Waterfront".
Johnny Depp - Wade "Cry Baby" Walker
Michael Caine - as "Alphie"
Sylvester Stallone - Stanley in "Lords of the Flatbush"
Kevin J. O'Connor - Michael Fitzsimmons, "Peggy Sue Got Married", the cool motorcycle rider who quotes Kerouac
Mickey Rourke - Harley Davidson, "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man"
Steve McQueen - Rocky Pampasano in "Love With the Proper Stranger"
It just occurred to me that a lot of the characters/men listed above are associated with fast machines, motorcyles or hot-rods. Coincidence?
And your Bad Boy suggestions, if you please? Vrrrumm, Vrrrumm...