I’ve got a crush. He’s five foot eight (according to Wikipedia) and has gorgeous blue eyes and washboard abs. Right now, you can find him protecting the Bay at your local multiplex.
He’s Zac Efron, and he’s my latest celebrity crush.
But he’s not my one and only, oh no. There’s also Chris Hemsworth, who I refer to only as Thor, and even his brother Liam. And Henry Cavill, who you may know as the latest Superman, but I will always lust after as the Duke of Suffolk in The Tudors.
I love going to the movies. There’s something about sitting in a dark room with strangers, watching a gigantic screen. It’s one of the few places left where everyone’s expected to turn off their phones, stop talking, and give their undivided attention to the spectacle playing out before them.
And we get to watch all those larger-than-life hotties running around for our entertainment.
My first celebrity crush was probably Michael Sutton, who played Stone on General Hospital. All of my early celebrity crushes came from General Hospital. A television show doesn’t have the same grandeur of a big screen movie, but the visuals can be just as appealing.
We watch movies for all different reasons. Sometimes we want to laugh, sometimes we want to cry, and sometimes we want to think. The movies can teach us about the world and ourselves.
And sometimes we just want the beautiful people entertain us.
Celebrity crushes are wish fulfillment, the same as movies about the simple life in a small town, the perfect romance, or a great friendship. They are uncomplicated and unencumbered by the demands of real life.
And let’s face it. They’re just fun.
So excuse me while I go watch a marathon of The Lucky One (Zac Efron as a marine), Neighbors (Zac Efron as frat boy), and 17 Again (Zac Efron as grown man turned high schooler).
And then after that? It’s time to hit the theater to see Baywatch.
The critics panned it, but who cares if it’s any good as long as it’s got pleasing visual aids?