9/29/09

Actors on Record #3: Jodie Foster Says "Life Is Cool When You've Got a Crush"



In 1977, a 15 year old Jodie Foster recored a few songs for the French jailbait drama Moi, fleur bleue (1977). "La Vie c'est chouette" ("Life Is Cool") is a nice little disco number, albeit a tad sleazy.  I can easily picture Donna Summer moaning to this groove; a spunky little 15 year old - not so much.

Jodie Foster - La Vie C'est Chouette .mp3
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Of course, the film itself was pretty sleazy. Foster plays a teen virgin desperate to "pop her cherry" (a quote from the film). The film was never released in America. This is not much of a surprise considering that in the U.S. this on-screen romance is called statutory rape.

I marvel at Foster's films during the years of 1976-77. Freaky Friday, Bugsy Malone, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Moi, fleur bleue, and Taxi Driver - what a variety!


BTW: Foster became fluent in French from her education at an exclusive French speaking private school in L.A.

5 comments:

  1. Eerily coincidental that you post this entry about a 15-year-old Foster who sleazed it up for a French film, as the Roman Polanski thing is making headlines.

    I chalk up Foster's early stabs at sleaziness to growing up in Hollywood. By and large, it seems like she has adjusted well.

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  2. Wasn't there a film with underage Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal that was about them "popping the cherri?"

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  3. retro hound, you're probably thinking of Little Darlings. Great movie all the way to the "Let Your Love Flow" at the closing credits.

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  4. The song really has a "prono chic" vibe to it (sorry for the pun).

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