“Footloose” The Movie

Insights about Reverend Shaw Moore’s Role

Famous for the amazing dancing, and it is, the movie Footloose also has an underlying theme of dismissing pain.

Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow) states multiple times in the movie that he feels “responsible” for the spiritual life of the community. Clearly he has chosen to be and is given permission to be ‘the voice of the community’ by so many. Not all…