One of the funniest and least remembered movies from the 90′s or early 2000′s has to be Drop Dead Gorgeous. Not only was Kirstin Dunst amazing in it, but you also had Kristy Alley, Midwestern beauty pageants, murderous moms, models eating and puking shelfish, singing, dancing, burning swans and everything else that makes a comedy about a beauty pageant great!
Because Drop Dead Gorgeous takes place in the mid west, everything is patriotic and American. You know, Mexican and Chinese food, Toyota and VW cars, Swiss watches and even Belgian chocolates. It’s amazing how everything is American there and how you can be proud of it, so when I heard them perform Proud to Be an American in the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous, I absolutely thought that it would be the perfect showtune for today on the 4th of July. To be honest though, the 4th of july is absolutely one of my favorite holidays.
I live in Washington DC and there is nothing like seeing the fireworks over the monuments and hearing the NSO orchestra with amazing broadway performers and being in the Nation’s Capital to celebrate our Independence. I was originally going to play a showtune from the broadway show 1776 since it is all about the 4th of July and our Independence, but I also wanted to find something that was fun…and I already reviewed 1776 a few months ago so I didn’t want to do it again. I also thought of a few other shows which would have been good, but instead my friend Dan posted this video on Facebook today and it was absolutely the perfect one to play and post for the 4th of July. Although it isn’t technically a musical or broadway show about the 4th of July, it is all about being proud to be an American and being proud of your country.
Patriotism is extremely strong in the mid west and here in DC everyone loves America on the 4th of July and everyone gets along. It’s actually a really nice holiday because all of the locals leave for the beach and that is why it is a much friendlier place lol. Anyways, I’m Proud to be an American from Drop Dead Gorgeous is the perfect movie musical and showtune for the 4th of July and one that is absolutely hilarious. Have a great holiday everyone!