1 (animación) scene (familiar)
un bar en el centro de la movida a bar at the heart of the club scene (familiar)
la movida cultural the cultural scene (familiar)
la movida madrileña the Madrid scene (familiar)
la movida está en la costa the coast is where it's at (muy_familiar)
2 (asunto) thing; stuff (muy_familiar)
a mí no me va esa movida I'm not into that scene (familiar) o stuff (muy_familiar); la movida es que ... the thing is that ...
¡qué movida! ¡ahora tengo que ponerme a trabajar! what a pain! I've got to get down to work now! (familiar); ese tío anda en movidas raras that guy is into really weird stuff (muy_familiar)
3 (España) (pelea) trouble
cuando vuelva a casa me espera una buena movida there's going to be real trouble when I get home (familiar)
The Movida Madrileña was a cultural movement that sprang up in Madrid towards the end of the Transición a la Democracia (Transition to Democracy - 1975-82). In post-Franco Spain many were glad to shake off Catholic social and sexual mores and to experiment. This was the period that saw the emergence of exciting and innovative film directors like Pedro Almodóvar and bands like Radio Futura and Alaska y los Pegamoides. At the same time the media, music and fashion industries sought to distance themselves from the mass-produced popular culture of the US and UK and to establish their own Spanish identity.