I am now a firm believer that Ryan Gosling should have gone the same career path as fellow Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake and pursued a career in music. Â He could have even pulled a K-Fed and danced backup! On June 18, 2012, a videoÂ of a young, pre-MMC Ryan and sister, Mandi performing at a 1991 Morman talent show was uploaded to YouTube.Â The first 30 seconds of the clip feature Gosling sensually crooning into the microphone, telling the audience what exactly happens â€œWhen A Man Loves A Woman.â€
This alone would be enough material for years of painful and haunting childhood memories, but the Goslings siblings arenâ€™t just one trick ponies.Â No, theyâ€™re multitalented young Mormans, and they just want to dance, damn it.
Cut to :36 seconds into the video, when the opening line of the hit 90â€™s song, â€œGonna Make You Sweatâ€ by C+C Music Factory sets the tone for the rest of the video.Â Holy sh--.Â I donâ€™t know if Iâ€™m embarrassed or uncontrollably envious.Â The flood of emotions is too strong.Â Iâ€™m stuck somewhere between laughing and crying, but more importantly - I canâ€™t stop watching these kids bust a move.
I also find myself wishing the girl would just stop dancing and go away so I can stare at baby Ryanâ€™s sweet, sweet hip swivels (and yes - itâ€™s really confusing seeing a tiny Ryan Gosling put it all out there), but just like magic, Ryan delivers.Â 1:17 into the video, Ryan (gently) body checks his sis and steals the stage to do a solo number while she sulks in the background.Â With a few expert M.C. Hammer kicks, he shows Mandi just how the rhythm moves him.
Really, itâ€™s within this solo number that Ryan does some of his best work, like the Face Frame, the Self-Caress, and the Crotch Presentation (see below).
Next, Mandi dances for a little, but who really cares?Â When Ryan rejoins her onstage, they do some quick, creepy partner work thatâ€™s only made more awkward in the way Ryan approaches his sister like he wants to make her a woman.
The icing on the cake is when Ryan polishes off the routine by coming down into the audience for a more intimate atmosphere.Â He proceeds to wipe the â€œsexyâ€ dancing sweat off his brow.
It must be hard work having moves that sick.Â I salute Mandi and Ryan for creating a home dance video that rivals the entertainment quality of Channing Tatumâ€™s leaked stripping past.Â And with the recent buzz of Tatumâ€™s upcoming exotic dancing movie, Magic Mike, thereâ€™s something to be said about the semi-wholesome 90â€™s dance moves the Gosling siblings are bringing attention back to.Â I for one would be thrilled to see Hammer pants make a permanent comeback.
Maybe once producers take a look at this video, Ryan will be commissioned for Magic Mike 2 as a M.C. Hammer impersonator.Â A girl can dream.