“In Xanadu, did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree…”
So sayeth Olivia Newton-John in one of my all-time favorite movies: Xanadu.
I love this 1980 film that was billed as, “A Fantasy, A Musical, A Place Where Dreams Come True.” I love its music, storyline, the roller-skating, and its abundant cheesiness. And I love how it takes me back to my childhood.
I’ll admit it: The summer my parents first got cable television at our house, I watched Xanadu 21 times.
Every time I laced up my skates that summer I pretended to be ONJ’s character, Kyra. The...