Fictional crush challenge – day 4

10 days, 10 fictional crushes
Post an image of a fictional character who has been or still is your crush. No names or explanations needed. TV, movie, book, comic, cartoon characters are valid.

Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie) from the 1986 movie Labyrinth which I saw at the impressionable age of 16. Jareth was evil but completely mesmerizing to me. I liked the movie well enough but fell in love with Jareth. It could have been the intense, sexy stare…

… or the way he moved.

… or the knowing, evil smile…

… or the pants that showed off his… erm… lean long legs so nicely.

I think this is the only truly evil character I have ever crushed on, maybe because, in a twisted way, he seemed to be acting out of love as well. So, to hell with evil. I figured if I were the girl in the movie I’d just dump the baby and stay in dreamland with Jareth and lose myself in his eyes. There was more than enough there to confuse and attract a 16 year old girl and give her a lot to ponder over.

I had noticed Bowie a few years before through Let’s Dance and China Girl and really liked those but after Labyrinth I became obsessed with Jareth for a little while and then even more so with David Bowie himself. Come to think of it, the leap from Jareth to Ziggy Stardust wasn’t that huge…

Here, watch some videos if you are so inclined…

Yes, camp, but mesmerizing too, no?

8 thoughts on “Fictional crush challenge – day 4

  1. Esther yes great choice. I saw him in The Hunger with Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve why my parents let me watch that
    It was gory!
    Every time I see a David Bowie pick or hear one of his songs (ie This Is Not America is very good ) I think of you! 🤗👏

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  2. was reading your post thinking “will she go there?@ and you did!” lol long legs indeed!
    doesn’t everyone fancy Jareth? i know at least half my friends do, though they are mostly goths! lol

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    1. Oh yeah, I think there was no way of not going there. 😉
      I don’t really know anyone in real life that fancied Jareth, or no one that admits to it publically in any case. Maybe I should connect more to the goth crowd.

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