I was 8 years old when I saw the film, Meatballs. More importantly, it was the film that introduced me to a chubby actor who I felt an instant attraction with, Keith Knight. (Little did I know that I will see him in another film a few years later but never realized it was him.)
I remember being attracted to his character, Larry/Fink. I loved how he wore extremely tight clothing that were oftentimes too small for his chubby frame. I was too young to understand the concept of “nerdy/geeky” at the time, but I guess part of me was attracted to such “nerdy” demeanor. Of course, being 8 years old, I never had a sexual attraction towards him. I just thought that he looked unbelievably beautiful.
Hotdog Eating Contest: Larry vs. The Stomach
While I was making that “Meatballs” collage, I found out from IMDB that Mr. Keith Knight had passed away last year on August 22. He was only 51 years old.