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.


  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.

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

  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.

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