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Just A Few Of The '80s Movie Characters Responsible For Our Sexual Awakenings

*"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin plays softly in the distance.*

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We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community which '80s movie character(s) were responsible for their ~sexual awakenings,~ and the answers DID NOT disappoint:

1. Westley, The Princess Bride

20th Century Fox

Did I spend hours day-dreaming about him while playing dress up in my mom's high heels? Yes, yes I did. Is that also how I accidentally broke my nose? Yes, yes it was.



3. Eddie Valiant, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

A strange one for sure, but he was my first gay crush. While all the other boys were oogling Jessica Rabbit, I was delighted to catch Detective Valiant with his pants down.


5. Jake Ryan, Sixteen Candles

Universal Pictures

I was in the "questioning" category right before I saw this movie, but the minute the wedding guests drove away and Jake was standing there...well let's just say I can't think of it without a little tear in my eye and a semi-boner.



10. Valerie, Earth Girls Are Easy

Vestron Pictures

So, when I was REALLY little I first watched Beetlejuice and thought, hands down, Geena Davis was the most beautiful human I’d ever seen. Then I saw her in this movie and I fell in all kinds of love with her. She was my sexual awakening and my lesbian awakening all at once!



11. Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Paramount Pictures

Specifically, the scene when he goes over to Willie's bedroom and they're doing their whole flirt-fighting bit, and he eats that apple in front of her. God, that man looked good.


12. Marty McFly, Back to the Future

Universal Pictures

I was 11 when it came out and I thought he was the sexiest person ever. My friends and I would talk about him and get all fangirl-y. Just thinking about it now makes me laugh.


14. Jareth, Labrynth

TriStar Pictures

Though it's problematic to watch now, he was so sensual with Sarah, and he had a HUGE bulge in his leggings that I could NOT take my eyes off of. I had no clue what any of those feelings were at the time, but I watched that movie on REPEAT.



15. The Kid, Purple Rain

Warner Bros.

Prince was an absolute genius and a great dancer. I will never forget the first time I watched him dance to “Computer Blue." The Kid had moves, and a cool purple motorcycle, too!


18. Marnie, Twins

Universal Pictures

Arnold Schwarzenegger's character says he’s going to sleep on the floor, so Marnie crawls into the bed. Then she says, “Oh no, the bed is lumpy,” and has to sleep on the floor with him. Hottest PG movie ever.



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Some entries have been edited for length or clarity.