They decide to take the band gig as Josephine and Daphne, because Jerry doesn’t like the name Geraldine anymore. So in their silk stockings and red lipstick, they hop on board the bus to Florida with the girls. That’s where they meet Sugar Kane (Monroe) and in light of her playful and childish ways, Josephine and Daphne need some reminding that they’re still disguised as women.
The characters and story are so quirky and fresh, more than 50 years later, that it’s easy to get wrapped up in this film, dare I say, more so than some modern comedies. It’s exciting and unpredictable, not to mention hilarious. Really, have you ever heard someone describe a woman’s walk as “Jello on legs”? Lemmon, you’ve made a fan out me. When your grandparents talk about “the good old movies,” these are the films they’re talking about. And believe me, they’re right.