Learn How To Be An 80s Model In This Hilarious Instructional Video

It could be argued that the 80's pushed the experimental envelope further than any other decade before it.  For the first time in history, consumers were able to watch movies in the privacy of their own homes, the camcorder brought home video recording to the masses, and digital technology opened the doors for tons of horrible musical and visual effects.  When you combine home education with the ridiculous fashion of the 80s, you get this: pure comedy gold. 

The guys over at Found Footage Fest recently released a montage of old instructional videos from the 80's showcasing how you too can pose like a supermodel.  With models such as Denise Richards and Tiffani Amber Thiessen hosting this "tutorial", I can't stop wondering if these celebrities were trolling us all well before trolling and the internet were even invented.  Regardless, this all too short video is sure to put a smile on your face and make the end of your work week a little more light hearted.  

Some of my personal favorite tips from this video are the "A, E, I, O, U" of lip action, the agent who is looking for a model that looks like an actual chicken, and the girl who shows how to model a purse.  Now if only someone can dig up an old coaching session from an 80's photographer....fingers crossed!

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Lee Ramsden's picture

ha ha brilliant.

"i will not stand for a child that cries" seems fair enough. I like the way the kid is given a rock to play with lol

What would Flula say about this?

By the way, video changed an entire industry, virtually overnight. One bigger than Hollywood. Video (vs film) lowered the barrier to entry for the adult film industry, causing the market to be flooded with cheaply produced VHS tapes. When they shot movies on film, production values were much higher. That's the message many people missed in Boogie Nights. [/random]

"When they shot movies on film, production values were much higher."

You really going to go with that statement, when there was a HUGE "B-movie" industry (arguably C - Z) in Hollywood and around the world long before... as well as after... video (VHS)?

Selective criticism and cherry-picking doesn't help your case at all, so don't start pointing out classics.

It's too bad you focused on one sentence, rather than the entire comment.

OK. Since you requested it:
"What would Flula say?" - had to Google it; came across Flula Borg as the top 10 links; a DJ in Germany; - Answer: not sure why I, you or anyone for that matter would care.

"By the way, video changed an entire industry, virtually overnight. One bigger than Hollywood." - BTW: after the fact... and? Wasn't the first nor will it be the last time, but I'm just guessing here.

"Video (vs film) lowered the barrier to entry for the adult film industry, causing the market to be flooded with cheaply produced VHS tapes." - the barrier to porn were laws that previously were draconian. Regardless, 8mm and 16mm projector and handheld viewer manufacturers benefitted from porn at one time as well if I recall.

"When they shot movies on film, production values were much higher." - Your opinion which I already addressed.

"That's the message many people missed in Boogie Nights." - no comment, because I haven't the slightest idea what you're getting at.

Bonus Focus:
Your Avatar - didn't anyone ever tell you that you shouldn't point a gun unless you plan to use it? I take offense to that consideration on your part, if you've ever heard that civilized unwritten rule before.

I'm totally ready to jump into this industry.

Eric Lefebvre's picture

Wow ... that was horrifyingly awesome!

A little random but if you guys liked this you might also want to check out Kung Fury (Featuring the musical stylings of David Hasselhoff) on You Tube. It's a recent short film made in the style (and as a spoof) of 80's movies. They even use bad VHS tracking as a scene transition. :)

The guys over at Film Riot also made an advert for a sale their custom sound packs in the style of bad 80's commercials (Tommy Tiger Fang ... again, YouTube). Well worth a look for a good laugh.

John Ruth's picture

I could swear that one of the guys in this video was Dick Morris the political commentator. He Is the guy wearing the sport jacket and tie with his hair parted down the middle, 35 sec in. What do you think.

I think he had the same stylist that Donald Trump has. The "hair" didn't move LOL!

The height of Denise Richard career...

Louis Tinsley's picture

god I love the 80's