Around the turn of the last century, the Fox network (known for its restraint and taste) blatantly tried to recreate the success of “That 70’s Show” with a spin-off/knock-off/rip-off called “That 80’s Show.”  It was pretty much awful but it did leave one impression on me, in the form of angry punk-rock girl, June Tuesday, often described as “Scary-Hot”.  It’s the perfect descriptor for her snarling, black-lipsticked, switchblade-packing allure, and that turn of phrase that has stuck with me to this day.  Many times in my consumption of various media, I find myself thinking how cute/hot/attractive the designated “dark” character is, which explains my love for cartoon Raven and for angry Debra, who shaved her head after Lucas lost Joe’s money.  (However, evil teen witch Nancy from ‘The Craft’ is just a deal-breaker for me.)  Perhaps it all goes back to my childhood crush on the Baroness, or the fact that the girl next door looked just like Jim Steranko’s Viper, but for me, dark and dangerous often equates with totally irresistible…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) notes that it’s family legend that he is blood-related to a rather notorious actress who fits this role, though this has never been conclusively proven or disproven, asking:  What character do you find the Scary Hottest?

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Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. July 20, 2013 at 11:32 am — Reply

    I always kinda liked ‘evil’ Lili (Mia Sara) in Legend.
    Faith on Buffy was always bad in a really hot way.

  2. Dan
    July 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    Matthew already nailed it (lololol)…Baroness for me. Also, similarly, Xenia Onatopp from Goldeneye was the same way, cementing my further enamoration with famke janssen in the x-men films.

  3. Dan
    July 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    Also since batman returns is randomly on the spanish channel right now, michelle pfeiffer’s psychotic, malcolm mclaren punked up catwoman is still the best interpretation imo. Yeah, better than anne hathaway.

  4. July 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    Wow, someone else who not only remembers “That 80’s Show” but also had a crush on Tuesday.

    Nai and Mea of Magiranger. I’m not sure if they really count, but being sorta “goth maid vampires” I’m gonna assume yes.

    I also had a thing for Kylie Griffin of “Extreme Ghostbusters” and later revived in the Ghostbusters ongoing comic.

  5. Arbor Day
    July 21, 2013 at 1:17 am — Reply

    Pha! I say to all your ‘scary’ examples. You want scary weird attraction. Listen to the song Laid, my attraction to the woman in that song is the most worrying part of my psyche I’ve come across to date.

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