Who would've thought that back in 1982, a character in a comedy movie could provide some real, usable information?
I was just watching one of my all time favorite movies, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", and I realized that the character of "bad boy", Mike Damone, is a legit PUA.
That means Cameron Crowe, (who wrote the book & screenplay) knows a little somethin about how to "Pick up women".
(I guess I shouldn't be surprised though. After all, he picked up one of the hottest women in Rock History, & was married to her for almost 25 years.... Nancy Wilson of "Heart".)
Throughout the movie, Mike Damone is trying to teach his buddy, Mark Ratner how to get his dream girl. And I kid you not; the advice Damone gives him is SOLID!
Here's the first conversation they have:
(Mark is talking about this girl he's "in love" with.)
That's when Mike asks whether or not he got her name or number. Mark tells him "no, it's too soon."
Damone's reply is the first clue that guys need to start paying attention. He says, "It's never too soon Rat. I mean, a girl decides how far she's gonna let you go in the first 5 minutes." (Nowadays it's more like the first minute... maybe two. But let's continue)
(So Damone tells him what to do the next time he sees her in Biology class.)
Mike Damone: I mean don't just walk in. You move across the room. And you don't talk to her.
You use your face. You use your body. You use everything. That's what I do.
I mean I just send out this vibe and I have personally found that women do respond. I mean, something happens.
Mark Ratner: Well, naturally something happens. I mean, you put the vibe out to 30 million chicks, something is gonna happen.
Mike Damone: That's the idea, Rat. That's the attitude.
Mark Ratner: The attitude?
Mike Damone: Yeah! The attitude dictates that you don't care whether she comes, stays, lays, or prays. I mean whatever happens, your toes are still tappin'. Now when you got that, then you have the attitude.
Think about that.
3 of the most crucial pieces of the puzzle: confidence, body language, and not expressing any form of neediness...... Totally on point!
Later in the movie Mark is ready to ask his dream girl, Stacey out. But, he has Approach Anxiety! (I know right!?)
Anyway, Damone gives him a little pep-talk: Mike Damone: Look at you; member of the honor roll, assistant to the assistant manager of the movie theater.... I'm tellin' ya, Rat, if this girl can't smell your qualifications, then who needs her, right?
Again with the confidence.... Basically telling him to get out of his own head & just get in there & man up!
Fast Forward... Mark's approach paid off, as shy & bumbling as it was... but Stacey was still impressed that he had the balls to actually talk to her; And they have a date.
But as expected, Mark is nervous & clueless about what to do; he's never been on a date.... So Damone gives him the final bits of necessary info:
Mike Damone: "What you need is my five point plan."
Mark Ratner: "Come on Damone, I need real help."
Mike Damone: "Rat... men have died trying to obtain this valuable information; but I'm going to give it to you for free."
Mark Ratner: OK fine, what the five point plan?"
Mike Damone: "OK, that's better... First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. "Oh, Debbie. Hi."
Two, you always call the shots. "Kiss me. You won't regret it."
Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. "Isn't this great?"
Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It's a classy move. "Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice."
And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV...
(Nowadays, the "soundtrack" may have changed, but you get the idea!)
There are a few other scenes, where Damone himself, demonstrates how it's done. & Again, the techniques are rock solid! (Unfortunately, he picks up Mark's dream girl... because Mark wussed out & didn't close the deal when it was right there.... bummer huh?)
Anyway, like I said: Who would've thought that back in 1982, a comedy movie would offer legit, useful information on how to attract pick up girls??
It may seem strange, but it's true....