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November 3, 2011 9:44 AM Subscribe
In what movie(?) does a little brother draw lines on the back of his sister's legs to fake a pair of silk stockings?
posted by phunniemee to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Years ago (probably early-mid 90s) I was watching something on TV (probably a movie, though it could have been a TV show) with my mom. The movie was set sometime in the past (or it just could have been an old movie); probably during WWII if I had to guess. The only scene I remember is of a chick (high school aged, I think) getting ready to go out on a date. She has a small boy (little brother?) draw lines on the back of her legs going up her calves, in magic marker(?), to look like the seams of stockings. She says something like "make sure you get them straight!" and he says something like, "yeah, yeah." I think the girl may have been wearing a navy blue polka dot dress, but I could just be making that up because polka-dotted dresses are awesome.
I remember this particularly because I had to ask my mom what was going on and I got a little history lesson about women's fashion. "Why is he drawing on her legs?" "To make it look like she's wearing hose." "Hose don't have lines on them." "They used to be sewn together with a seam that would run up the back of the leg." "But then why doesn't she just wear hose?" "Because they're expensive." "But you get yours at walmart for a dollar a thing." "Well, back in the [decade]s, they were made out of silk and much more expensive." "Why does she even want to look like she's wearing hose?" "Because it makes her outfit look more put-together." "But she has nice legs already." And so on.
Anyway, any idea what this movie was? It's been bugging me for a while now and googling it has proved useless so far.
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