Well, it looked like a love story to a 5th grader who was totally obsessed with everything Revolutionary. But I was mightily disappointed when I actually saw the thing. At the time, I thought "1776" was kinda boring, though the music had a pretty good beat, and you could minuet to it.
Looking back, it makes so much sense that I ended up loving romance novels -- especially historicals -- after years of devouring every non- and fiction work I could get my hands on about the Revolutionary War, historic New England, witchcraft, the Pilgrims, Jamestown, etc.
What a flippin nerdball. I mean, my youthful fantasies were totally built around my chubby little tween self getting transported back in time to one of those locales and being seen as totally hot (because they liked their womenfolk fleshy in those days) and smart (cause, sheesh, most women couldn't read or cypher).
But then the fantasy crashed/burned, cause I figured somebody'd accuse me of witchcraft when I made some kind of reference to the time I came from.
I was thinkin maybe some of you have/have had similar fantasies. What time period would you have liked to live and love in? Do you find the idea of a Revolutionary lover appealing? Perhaps a Minuteman?
Have a brilliant Independence Day as you think on it!