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Did anybody else find Alexandra Paul (Connie Swail) really sexy in this movie?


Maybe it's the combination of her gentle, breathy way of speaking, her unabashed and upfront innocence, her kind, wholesome, incorruptible nature, and her cute smile. Connie is like the most ideal and perfect woman that you would want to rescue and protect from evil forces.

She's especially endearing and authentic in that scene in the restaurant here Connie is frightened after recognizing Reverend Whirley as the man who kidnapped her.

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Don't you mean the Virgin Connie Swail?

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I should've figured that something like that was coming...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtKUyfkBA2w

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I know that it's meant to be a funny payoff to the entire movie, but I still think that it was kind of out of character for Connie. She strikes me as the type of person who was raised with traditional, conservative values (which would naturally explain her pure, wholesome, kind-hearted nature) and therefore wouldn't have sex with someone out of wedlock.

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Friday doesn't explicitly state that she wasn't a virgin any longer, he just gives Streebeck a knowing look.

It could be his attempt at cracking a joke or simply his way of assessing whether or not he is comfortable telling Pep that his uneasiness at labelling Connie in a fashion which depicts her sexual status to the world casually is something he doesn't chose to do any more.

The rap is the pay-off to the entire movie though, that was just a zinger to the story.

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Had Dragnet been made a decade later, I could've easily seen somebody like Liv Tyler play Connie Swail. She like Alexandra Paul, has a statuesque, model-like look but also a naturally gentle, non-threatening, ethereal vibe to her personality.

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