In 1981, I was nine years old and very much a television fan. At some point in 1981, a movie called Twirl was the movie of the week. It was about two friends competing to become "Miss Twirl" in a contest that seemed to be a mix of Miss America and a baton twirling competition. I don't remember the last time I saw someone twirl a baton... it might have been in high school. I don't know how popular the activity is today. And in fact, when I watched this film last night, I had to admit, baton twirling looked physically challenging. I still find it amazing that someone decided to make a made for TV movie about baton twirling, even if it was the early 80s!
Twirl boasts a cornucopia of 80s era TV stars... Lisa Whelchel, Erin Moran, Missy Gold, and a young and nubile Heather Locklear, who doesn't seem to be wearing a bra in a couple of scenes. More amazing is the fact that Donna McKechnie was in it... a well known Broadway performer. Of course, McKechnie also appeared on a couple of episodes of the old 80s show, Fame.
Anyway, just to prove there really is a movie about baton twirling, I give you Twirl.
This is too cheesy for words. I can't believe I watched the whole thing!