Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Purple Rain turned 25 yesterday
Prince's groundbreaking film Purple Rain turned 25 yesterday. Did you know Wendy and Lisa dated for 20 years? Did you know Vanity was supposed to play Prince's girlfriend in the film, but they broke up before filming started? He searched for another LSLH woman to replace her and offered the part to Jennifer Beals. Beals turned it down to focus on college, opening the door for Apollonia to rise to short-lived stardom. (Let's face it, she was no Vanity!) Did you know that before Morris Day was in the Time, he gave Prince a song for his Dirty Minds album? Really, how many people can say they "gave" a song to Prince of all people?