From the original, and still brilliant, 1980 film Fame, the late Gene Anthony Ray's "audition" as Leroy Johnson. Wicked. His partner Shirley Mulholland, played by Carol Massenburg? A disaster. That's ok, she didn't want to spend four fucking years in that ass-licking school anyway.
The tune is Linda Clifford's "Red Light," available on the movie soundtrack.
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