‘Ghost’ Was the #1 Movie in America in August 1990
'Ghost' was released by Paramount Pictures on July 13, 1990 and by August of 1990 it was far and away the #1 movie in America. Patrick Swayze starred as Sam and Demi Moore as Molly. Sam is tragically killed and the two manage to make contact through psychic Oda Mae Brown played by Whoopi Goldberg.
The movie had a $22 million budget and ended up grossing $505 million, which made it the highest grossing of 1990 and the third highest in history, at that time. It was nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing, and ended up winning Best Supporting Actress (for Goldberg) and Best Original Screenplay.
By fall of 1990, every couple in America was taking pottery classes trying to emulate the famous steamy love scene in the movie. It seems silly now but if you opened this article there is like a 6% chance you took a couples pottery class. I hope you kept up with it and I'd love to see your work sometime.
Hopefully you just took a class instead of opening a pottery studio. I have a friend who never recovered from "Rounders." He still can't dig out of that gambling obsession/delusion/debt. In case you are a person too young to know what the hell I am talking about, this is the scene in question.
No place in the world is more desensitized to sexual relations than Hollywood. I'm pretty sure that's why so many of the iconic sex scenes involve unnecessary, additional activities.
Yeah, 30 frigging years ago! You were feeling good about life until you realized this happened thirty years ago.