The Way She Moves
Moronica meets Mango at a restaurant, but she doesn't want to eat. He apologizes for making with the kissy faces. Moronica blurts that she's engaged. Mango's face falls. "Oh. Wow. I didn't know," he says. She sputters that she didn't think it would matter. "This is my fault," Moronica sighs. "I never meant to hurt anybody. I'm just a little lost. So I need to figure things out." Mango nods and tells her to take as much time as she needs. She thanks him. They grip each other's hands. Can we get back to the fiery temptations of salsa, please?
At the park, Moronica sits on a bench and waits for Matt to get off his cell phone. He's yelling about stocks, or bonds, or something. Finally, he turns his attention to Moronica. "What is the most important thing in the world to you?" she asks. Matt wonders whether that's a trick question. Then she breaks up with his ass. He can't believe it. "Something's happening to me," she tells him. "I don't know if it's good or bad. I just know I can't ignore it. I have to stay. And you have to go. So go." And with that, she walks off. Matt's like, but what about my pots of cash? Hello? Pots! Of cash! Cash money!
So, naturally, Moronica's mom is totally pissed that her daughter broke it off with Matt Moneybags. Moronica moans that she knew, deep down, that this breakup was coming for a long, long time. But Matt will give her a good home, her mother responds. He's a good man! From a good family! As Mrs. Moneybags, Moronica will never suffer a day in her life! "I don't understand this! You take a few dance classes and throw away your future!" Mom wails. She thought Moronica was smarter than that, she says. "Anyone can have an affair," she concludes. "But do you really want to throw Matt away for...." Moronica shoots her a sharp look. "For what?" Moronica asks. "I'm only thinking of you," Mom simpers. Moronica just stomps off. To lose herself in the dance!
Cut to, naturally, the dance studio. Mango walks in on Moronica practicing her moves. She sees him and smiles. "Hey, I paid for lessons," she says. He smiles. They dance. Dancing, dancing. Montage of dancing. Including butt/crotch action and wild, wild spinning. At one point, Moronica is blindfolded. Later, Mango loses his shirt. We all know where this is going, right? Okay. Those of you under, say, sixteen, should maybe just scan down a couple of pages. Because you might be blinded. By the salsa!
Next, Mango storms into the Dominguez Dance Company rehearsal and announces to the company that he want to dance with them again. With Moronica as his partner. Then he introduces her to them as the newest member of the DDC. There is much groaning and dumbfoundedness. Especially from Man-Woman, who begs Ernesto to do something. Anything! Clearly, she says, Mango has lost his mind, letting the girl with two left feet into their very advanced and deeply talented company. Ernesto and Mango confab for a moment, and Mango manages to convince his uncle that he hasn't been blinded by pure lust. Ernesto tells the company that he supports Mango's plans. Everyone whines some more, but eventually start the dancing and get the hell over themselves.