'Some Like It Hot'
Taking a break from impersonating a girl in an all-woman band in
"Some Like It Hot," lothario Tony Curtis cross-dresses
up in captain's cap and yachting jacket
to make a play for luscious Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe).
Doing an over-the-top Cary Grant... more drawl,
he confesses that love leaves him cold ever since
his childhood sweetheart fell into the Grand Canyon
just as they were about to lock lips.
Despite Freud, the Mayo Clinic, Balinese dancing girls,
French upstairs maids and all the mineral oil that money
could buy, this poor little rich boy can't rise to the occasion.
All sweet sympathy, Monroe begins to work her magic,
aided by champagne, soft music and dim lighting.
As torrid kiss follows torrid kiss, the supine Curtis
ever-more-weakly insists his libido can't be resurrected.
Reduced finally to a simmering puddle of lust,
he takes off his steamed-up spectacles and surrenders:
"I've got a funny sensation in my toes,
like someone was barbecuing them over a slow flame."
Sugar, delighted, says,
"Let's throw another log on the fire."