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.
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.