Cyndi Lauper was recently trending on Twitter, with people expressing their love and admiration for the quirky ’80s pop star/longtime LGBTQ ally who has sold over 50 million records worldwide during her impressive 40+ year career.
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While she’s primarily known as a singer and songwriter, Lauper is also an occasional actress. In 1988, she starred in the box office bomb Vibes, playing a psychic named Sylvia, who goes with her friend Nick (played by Jeff Goldblum) on a pilgrimage to the Ecuadorian Andes to find the “source of psychic energy”. The movie cost $18 million to produce and earned just $1.8 million in ticket sales, along with terrible reviews. Since then, however, it has achieved cult status among both fans of Lauper and bad ’80s comedies.
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It was Lauper’s first starring role in a major motion picture, having only appeared in a few cameos before that, including one in 1985’s The Goonies. And while her performance in Vibes was panned, she didn’t let that stop her. Lauper would go on to appear in a handful of other films, several TV shows, and even a Broadway show later in her career.
Watch the trailer for Vibes below. Stream it here.
What a shock, one of the right wing troll screenames, that always defends Republican bigots and people who attack LGBTQ people, attacks a longtime LGBTQ ally.
Sweetie, your trolling, under all your screenames, is, as always, sad and weak.
Are you writing these comments from your grandma’s basement? I have a strong suspicion that you have no gainful employment, receive a government check because you’re “disabled,” and spend your waking hours writing very redundant and numbing left-wing propaganda. When right-wingers say that liberalism is a mental illness, they must have you, Cam, in mind.
Sweetie, you forgot to change back to your Ronbo screename before you posted your rant.
As always, your troll game is sad and weak.
and your other name is — you are so terrible at this. Im sure you get too angry to wait to switch names but that is typical of a right winger. You do know that no real gay man will take anything you say to heart dont you? Pathetic
A. She’s not dead. So why is the end written like an obituary?
B. I was hoping Cyndi would branch further into acting after her role on Mad About You. I felt like given the right role she could have been a bigger star in movies and TV.
C. She is amazing at performing music so I’m satisfied with that. Love to you Cyndi.
I liked the movie.
I did too. Movies don’t have to be high art and ‘cinema’ to be enjoyable. Most that try fall short anywho.
I liked it. Or more I liked what they were trying to do and I love her so it didnt matter if it didnt quite work. Id still rewatch it over E T again as that little hard rubber was so bad it was like watching Anita Bryant all over again
I just LOVED this cute as hell movie and crushed HARD on both Cyndi and Jeff. Both are sexy as hell in this little appreciated gem. Clever dialogue and some great sight gags made it fun. Silly as it is, I watch it every chance I get. One of those DVDs I feel I must have!
“”I had him eating out of my hand…Look! There’s STILL MELON!”
Cyndi opened her True Colors set in 2007 with “Hole In My Heart” written for the film! Wish we could have seen her perform it at the 1989 Oscars (unfortunately it wasn’t nominated). Great song.