To start, what eighties baby and female doesn’t know the movie Pretty Woman? Come on, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, solid 1990 release date…a movie so memorable that all these years later it’s labeled a classic. What’s not to love about a prostitute snagging a wealthy suitor? And of course by the end of the flick they fall in love with each other inside the allotted 90 minutes of movie magic time. The reviews call it a classic rags to riches story, but let’s zone in some. By the end of the movie Richard Gere’s character Edward not only falls for Julia Roberts’s character Vivian, but he gives her her idea of a fairytale.
Fairytale. That one word defines almost the whole movie! Even how it starts and ends with the guy on the street: “Welcome to Hollywood. What’s your dream?” Believe me, I have given this a lot of thought in the past and I’m rehashing now, well because I’m a rehasher. What I know for sure is I couldn’t be further away from relating to a prostitute in real life, but just like the movie says: “I want the fairy tale.”
I want the fairy tale. I’ll be as bold to say I deserve it. Dream big, always.