Vogue loves 'Shag' as much as we do

Posted by ERIN SHAW on May 27, 2014 

In "Shag: The Movie," Melaina, Carson, Pudge and Luanne go on a girls' weekend to Myrtle Beach before Carson's wedding.


Every week, Vogue.com recommends a movie to watch on the weekend. On Friday, Managing Editor Alexandra Macon (who is from Charleston, by the way) shared her favorite film to kick off the summer season.

Her pick: "Shag, The Movie." 

"The movie is the perfect combination of summer love, sixties fashion, foot-tapping feel-good music, and free-flowing hunch punch," Macon writes. 

For her Northern readers, Macon gives a helpful definition of what "shag" is; "ballroom dancing for beach music." 

Written by Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeney of Beaufort, "Shag" is a lighthearted, coming-of-age story about four girls from Spartanburg who road trip to Myrtle Beach for a last-hurrah weekend of fun and dancing before one of them is married.

Southern lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun recently put "Shag" on its list of Top 10 Movies Made in the South. The film came in fourth behind "Gone With The Wind," "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Steel Magnolias." 

"Shag" was a slumber-party staple and now a summer tradition for Macon. She even wrote a guide on how to dress like your favorite "Shag" characters. Bermuda shorts and bubble flips? Yes please. 

Everything about the movie is kitschy and fun, she writes, "so get into the carefree spirit of the season and stream this cult classic this weekend."

And as Macon, and any other sensible Southern gal will tell you, it doesn't matter if you've already seen it a million times. 

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