Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Sweetest feeling

archbishopm was talking about which Doctor one finds sexiest. For me it's Patrick Troughton. He was in his late forties when I used to watch Doctor Who, and I was under ten. That made me think about how as a child you find celebrities attractive, but without wanting to have relations with them as an adult might, because that's not in your imaginative repertoire, not even in your biological potential at that age. Perhaps that makes the interest more powerful, less rooted in tiresome reality, more of an amorphous feeling of delight.

For me at least. I had powerful but rootless emotions as a child. Or so it seems now looking back.

I was thinking about this over the weekend and thinking who in the sixties did I feel like that about, although I was under the age of ten. Here's a little list, other than the Mighty Trout.

Brian Cant
Kirk and Spock
John Lennon
Illya Kuryakin
Batman

Just doing a Google image search now, looking back at those pictures, is making emotion well up inside me. Illya Kuryakin! Has there ever been a more attractive character on TV? Even if Man From U.N.C.L.E. was bobbins.

Anyway, Mad Men as usual, in some bizarre way seems to anticipate the way my thoughts are tending (as I say, I assume it's because I am core audience) and this week Don's ten year old daughter, Sally, is watching TV on her own (a friend is asleep on the couch). It's Illya Kuryakin, tied to a chair. Anyway, I won't say any more, but you can see she has this loose, amorphous feeling of delight.

ETA - and I've read two reviews today wondering what David McCallum might think when he watches this scene.
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