Sunday, February 07, 2021

Grease Is The Word That You Heard

Grease?  Grease?  Yes, the 1978 pop musical is now being attacked by some British lefties:

The BBC, which once aired the likes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Blackadder, and Yes, Prime Minister — which were all deliberately insane and often offensive on purpose — showed the anodyne Grease over the Christmas period. Grease is the tame-by-today’s-standards musical in which Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta played 1950s teenagers despite both being in their mid to late 20s at the time...

People with quicker fingers than their woke brains commented.

One person said, “The drive-in/botched make-out session between Danny and Sandy hasn’t aged well. Film kinda glides right into song (“Sandy”) before viewers register the date rapey vibe of the scene they just saw #Grease.”

Another said, “Ahhh man. Just watching #Grease one of my favorite films and it’s so of its time. Misogynistic, sexist and a bit rapey.”

The woke moment should have jumped several sharks and nuked a warehouse full of fridges by now. It’s annoying, scoldy, and played out. Newton-John agrees...

Grease is a musical, which by definition is somewhat absurd. But we can’t have entertainment for its own sake anymore. Everything must and will be art of the state now, if you want an Oscar and keep the Twitter wokey scolds off your back.

Not to put too fine a point on things, but people who want their politics affirmed in all entertainment will never be satisfied, as entertainment is not what they really want. They want propaganda from a Hollywood full of little Leni Riefenstahls.

You're the one that I want (you are the one I want), you-ou-ou, honey!  Come on, tell me you don't know the words to several of the songs in that movie.  Tell me you didn't enjoy it the first time you saw it.  

And be honest, the woke scolds mentioned above had to learn not to like it.  How sad.

Why do they want to tear everything down?

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

This will eventually destroy the musical theater industry. Almost every single musical has a plot of boy meets girl. Consider the musical "Gigi" which is about a family of Parisian kept women. What about "My Fair Lady" (my personal favorite) about a low income woman being remade in an upper class image? What about movies, TV shows and such from the past that reflect the values and customs of that period? Will we see reruns of "The Rifleman" or even "Little House on the Prairie" come under attack for some ludicrous woke reason? The endgame is they want to control what everyone sees, hears and thinks. That's the antithesis of freedom and should be the antithesis of anything remotely artistic.