Good girls have a â€˜thing’ for bad boys.Â Â Danny Zuko, Johnny Castle, Maverick, and Wolverine … Edward Cullen for you younger girls out thereâ€¦ Writers create them, Actors embody them and good girls fall for them.Â They have perfectly coiffed hair, leather jackets, an inner conflict, a sensitive side and a seriously sexy streak. Good girls want to go bad (thanks Cobra Star Shipâ€¦) with them and want to fix them at the same time.
In one of the most classic bad boy movies of the 80s, good Jewish girl Frances â€˜Baby’ Houseman falls in love with South Philly’s Johnny Castle â€“ the dance instructor at the Catskills resort where the Houseman family is vacationing. Some conflicts & Dirty Dancing laterâ€¦Johnny says one of the most quoted movie lines â€“ â€˜Nobody puts Baby in the corner’. Â Daddy’s girls all around the world swooned. We’re all looking for that bad boy with a sensitive side to stand up to yet respect our fathers. And he can dance (and sing! Did you know, Swayze sang She’s Like the Wind for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack?).
Well, we good girls have lost a quintessential bad boy – Patrick Swayze. Â Tonight, Patrick lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He has played so many bad boys â€“ from Daryl in The Outsiders to Dalton in Road House, Bohdi in Point Break to Barker in The Beastâ€¦ But to so many good girls (and bad girls) he will always be Johnny Castle (and a little bit Sam Wheat â€“ the purest soul in Ghost).