The Purple One or I Love the Movie, Purple Rain

I’ll watch “Purple Rain” anytime, anywhere. The sheer audacity of Prince’s persona makes that flick a classic to me. He listens to music on a cassette tape he made that features people moaning, in the throes of passion. He convinces Appolonia that she must strip naked and purify herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka before telling her the body of water she’s standing in “ain’t Lake Minnetonka”. He wears a Lone-Ranger esque lace mask onstage and broods offstage in his dressing room, throws violent fits even. He cruises around town on his purple motorcycle. What’s not to like? One of my personal heroes.

Sean Hartter

Hartter wishes he was the love child of R. Crumb and Jack Kirby.

Latest posts by Sean Hartter (see all)

Subscribe to the Retroist Newsletter

* indicates required

One thought on “The Purple One or I Love the Movie, Purple Rain

Comments are closed.