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Hes Still Got IT

Written by Alaine

Most folks that know me, know that I’m such an MJ fan (past, present, and future). I went to a midnight showing of “This is It”. The documentary of the behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson’s last hurrah was heartfelt and I found myself lip syncing (I’m not that kind of person who would sing aloud to all the songs in a quiet movie theater) and tapping my feet in rhythm to his music, or dancing along to the Thriller dance – which was a HOT scene btw.

The opening sequence of the movie had the dancers revisiting what an opportunity it was to audition for Michael Jackson. It was heartfelt. They spoke about how they grew up watching, imitating, and admiring MJ. Tears welled up in my eyes. I remember wearing my Michael Jackson t-shirts (yes, I had many), wearing one glove, crotch grabbing, curling a strand of tendrils to fall down the front of my face, and wearing a fedora. I was 9. I remember winning a dance contest at the shopping center to Michael Jackson’s Black or White.

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Michael Jackson dancers on the Ellen DeGeneres show

Scenes with Michael Jackson singing his beloved songs were plenty and you really got to see how amazing of a performer, entertainer, and singer he was. Bless his soul. He still go IT. We love you Michael!

Take a look at this Smooth Criminal clip from the movie

I’m going to go see this documentary again with my boyfriend because it was so heartfelt and you really felt Michael’s spirit in the music, his dancing, and awesome outfits.

About the author

Alaine

a global nomad who grew up in cities around the world. A dancer/choreographer/dance educator/make up artist/and part time videographer, her days are spent running around the crosstown, uptown, downtown, Brooklyn and everything in between. She spends her free time watching dance/music/theater performances in the city as well as traveling, dining, shopping (recovering shop-a-holic), spending time with the boyfriend, massages, and applying make up on brides-to-be. A perfect date in NYC involves watching a dance performance at the Joyce Theater, dinner/drinks/dessert at Basta Pasta, and a leisurely stroll through Gramercy Park. For more information about Alaine please visit http://www.alainehanda.com

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