Sunday, June 23, 2013

MY FATHER THE HERO (1994): 14-year-old Teen Katherine Heigl in a Thong

Here's the IMDb plot summary for My Father the Hero (1994): 
A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

In the film, which was adapted from, Mon père, ce héros (1991), 14-year-old Nicole (Katherine Heigl) has an insatiable desire for the older men at a Bahamian resort. In an effort to attain the affection of the ephebophiles, Nicole attempts to make them jealous by pretending that her approximately 45-year-old father is her lover.

When questioned about the age of her travel partner, Nicole replied: "He's not that old. Besides, I like older men."

If the plot was not shocking enough, the 14-year-old Heigl appeared in the film in a very revealing white thong, which unsurprisingly caused a backlash in the media.

My Father the Hero (1994): 
14-year-old Katherine Heigl in Thong

For example, Chris Hewitt wrote in his review of the film for the Boca Raton: The News that the film: 
[...] stars a 14-year-old girl whose body we are asked to ogle and admire. And its main premise is how funny it would be if she convinced vacationers at a Bahaman resort that the beefy, 45-ish man she's traveling with is her lover, when all the time we know it's worse: The man she says is her lover is really her father. 

Lastly, almost 30 years after My Father the Hero was filmed, it's not uncommon to see teens in (cheeky) thongs on TikTok.

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  1. I vaguely remember the hooplah over this. Heigl recently commented on how this couldn't be made today. That hasn't stopped netflix from streaming it. In Retrospect it's the best thing she's done.

    1. "In Retrospect it's the best thing she's done." Lol!

      And maybe it doesn't have to be made today. One can see nymphets in (cheecky) thongs on beaches around the world...

      Thanks for the comments...

    2. Thank Goodness. "One can see nymphets in (cheecky) thongs on beaches around the world..."

    3. Yes, times have changed. Just recently there was an entry in New York magazine's Approval Matrix mentioning the 70 year anniversary of the bikini.