Video Review: Sheena Easton “Jimmy Mack”

At night, Sheena Easton drives a vintage convertible. Her friends sing and dance. A man leans over in the passenger seat of the Jeep and taps her on the shoulder. She reaches out her hand to him and puts a hand to her heart.

She pulls into the gas station. A thirtysomething man pumps the gas. Her friends leave the car and walk into the bathroom. Three women in red ball gowns walk out and begin to sing. Three saxophonists play in the parking lot. The shop changes into a stage with a canary yellow curtain draped on the wall. The men drive into the gas station.

Easton sings with the three women in red ball gowns. A few men pick her up and dance with her outside the diner. The thirtysomething man dances by a jukebox. She kisses a man wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.

Easton and her friends leave the gas station. The mechanic dances as a young woman sits on her pink convertible.

Rating: 3/5

Sheena Easton orders a milkshake at the diner. She looks out the window and sees a young man in a white shirt, sitting on his motorcycle. She comments that to her friends that she thinks he has a good heart. One of her friends says he’s not the type to go steady. She winks and thinks she can change his mind. In the corner, several men check out her out.

A young man in dress shirt and pants tells her she’s pretty and asks her on a date. She says it’s a sweet offer but she has made other plans. She walks to the young man standing by the motorcycle. He asks her what she wants. She says she wants him. He says she’s not like other girls and needs to stay with the prep boys inside. She says they do nothing for her. She wants to be a rebel like him and stop following the rules. He asks her if she wants to ride his motorcycle. She says “yes.” As he revs up the engine, she laughs and puts her arms around him.

Her friends say she’s getting a reputation as a bad girl and they’ve been warned to stay away from her. She says she’s in love with him. One of her friends asks if he has given her his jacket to wear. She frowns and says he doesn’t own one. Her friend says he’ll come around. Easton nods and waits for him for by the entrance. She checks his watch. Her friends say goodbye to her as they leave. She calls him from the payphone and he tells her the date wasn’t written in stone. She hangs up the phone and walks home by herself.

Director: N/A Year: 1986

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.

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