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This month's theme for Alternative Curves is Cult Movies. I was pushing my luck a bit this month because this is literally the last day I had to put something together for this theme. I really wanted to do a post this month because I'm obsessed with cult movies and I probably could have done a gazillion posts based off this theme if time had allowed. It's unfortunate I was so busy this month and I didn't have time to put something more epic together. I'm disappointed I had to throw this together last minute and take the photos with my cellphone. However, I was able to get something together, even if it's not what I had envisioned.
The cult movie I picked to feature for this theme is Revenge Of The Nerds. I have loved this movie since I was a kid. Yes, as a child in the 80's, I was allowed to watch this movie although I was only ten at the time, and in hindsight, this was a bad decision on my parents' part. That's just how it was back then. I totally remember renting that beta tape from the video store and being so super pumped because it was the hot new release of that week. Nerds ended up being hotter than my prepubescent-self had bargained for; it was my first exposure to panty raids, bush, hair pie, blunts ,and boners. WOOT WOOT!
For those who have not had the pleasure of viewing this classic movie I'll give you a brief rundown of the film. It's an early 80's comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film's story line chronicles a group of nerds trying to stop harassment from the persecuting jock fraternity, the Alpha Betas. The Alpha Betas burn down their frat house and seize the dorm the nerds occupy. The Nerds are then forced to find a rental place and it angers the Alpha Betas when their new home is better than the dorm they stole. Later, a rock painted with the phrase "NERDS GET OUT" is thrown through the Nerds' window, and the sound of a motorcycle speeding away can be heard. The Nerds appeal to the Greek Council, only to find that the president of the council is a member of the Alpha Betas. The Nerds take things into their own hands and fight to join the Tri-Lambs Fraternity, Lambda
Lambda, Lambda. In order to gain full-membership, the nerds prepare a party and invite the head of Tri-Lambs. The party appears ruined when their promised dates from Pi Delta Pi do not appear. Thanks to Omega Mu, a sorority consisting of fat and geeky women, and large amounts of pot, the party is saved. This is not the end of the trials and tribulations for the Nerds, but I'll leave you there and advise you to watch the film if you haven't.
The outfit I put together for this post is my tribute to the kicking, bad ace, nerdy, fat girl sorority Omega Mu. If I was ever going to be in a sorority I would want to be a MU! An Omega Mu is not so much into style or fashion, and would be disheveled from putting her focus on other important nerdy things. This is my attempt to channel my inner MU. I picked up this Omega Mu t-shirt a couple years ago. To be honest, I'm not sure where I ordered it online at this point, and when I went to look for it I could not find this exact shirt. If you do a Google search you will find similar options out there. I paired my t-shirt with a black fold-over skirt and some knee-high socks I picked up at Torrid. The socks were purchased in the fall, so unfortunately they are currently out of stock. I really hope Torrid comes out with more long socks next fall because they were wonderful and fit my 18" calves up to my knees. The black fold over skirt is a size 3X and fits wonderfully at a size 26. I find this skirt has just enough stretch and it has become my go-to skirt to wear over all my patterned leggings. I own 3 of these skirts because I wear them so much. Finally, I finished off my look with some old-school saddle shoes from Modcloth. I didn't have any sort of 80's style runner in my shoe collection so these were going to have to do. While they don't scream 80's, I think they still work with the look.
I would like to give a special shout out to my son Dorian Gray who stood in for my husband as my Tri-Lamb nerd. My husband Graham is a lot like Gilbert the main character in many ways so I got him this shirt on eBay. Graham was not available to take photos with me so my little man stepped in. Mommy's nerd in training.
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