"You have to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka."
Because Prince is the only man in America who can date people just by standing behind them in sunglasses, we then find Apollonia and him hanging out. He stares at a fancy white guitar, then takes her on a motorcycle ride out to a lake, featuring many shots of the lovely Minnesota countryside. Apollonia tells Prince she’s a singer and he gets visibly upset, and hopes that “making it” isn’t what turns her on. She asks if he’ll help her, and he says no, because she hasn’t passed initiation. And you know what initiation is, friends/Charlie Murphy story fans?
“Well, for starters, you have to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.”
I’d forgotten he actually said that. It’s incredible. And then it’s the famous boobs scene, in which Apollonia gives middle school boys a reason to sneak into the theater, and strips down to topless. The look on Prince’s face during this exchange, as she walks towards him, seems to represent all the confusion about his androgyny in a single look: he is intrigued, alarmed and a little bit uncomfortable until she bails him out by doing a shitty cannonball into the water. And then, because Prince is kind of a dick to people potentially turned on by making it, he points out that although Minnesota is filled with 11,842 lakes, that particular one wasn’t Lake Minnetonka and pretends to ditch her naked right there and leave on his motorcycle. It turns out this is not entirely a feminist film.