People Are Now Targeting ‘Grease’ As A Sexist Movie
Published in Dec 2020 / Updated in Apr 2021
Cancel culture strikes again, and this time the target is the iconic movie Grease! What’s wrong with this film? Well, according to some, Sandy says she needs a man, and that’s a reason to create chaos.
Grease is a sexist movie, apparently, and this whole conversation started with Olivia Newton-John, who plays iconic Sandy.
“It’s a story from the 50s where things were different. Everyone forgets that, in the end, he changes for her, too. There’s nothing deep in there about the #MeToo movement.”
The fact that it’s a movie, not based on real life, and that it was filmed in 1978 is lost on many. Because many people want this movie banned.
Didi Conn, who played Frenchie, agreed with Olivia, but that means nothing. Some simply want to argue even when it’s about a romcom from the 70s.
In defense of Grease
Cheesy cult-classic is famous for music, Olivia Newton-John, and John Travolta, outfits, and that’s pretty much it.
We don’t think that Sandy and Danny lived happily ever after; they were merely hormonal teens. And she didn’t change for him. Her change was natural. We all have to grow up at some point.
The fact that Sandy sings that she needs a man is not sexist. We cannot teach our kids that needing someone is necessarily a bad thing. Though we prefer Cry-Baby, which is mocking Grease and similar movies, it’s hard to deny that watching Sandy and the rest of the gang is anything less than adorable.
Besides, by having such strong, negative opinions, people make Grease even more significant. Art is supposed to play with your emotions, positive and all the other ones. Also, the Twitter community agrees that Grease is a sweet, romantic musical, nothing more.
Good Morning Britain saves Grease
After Didi Conn went onto Good Morning Britain and expressed her opinion that the movie is not sexist in its nature, many fans showed support via social media.
The movie ends with the main couple flying in their 50s car, and yet people have to defend them against online attacks for misogyny. Talk about overreacting…
Here are the best pro-Grease tweets:
This millenial lady brings out Scream, a slasher, making an interesting comparison:
Some were more upset than others:
Then there are those who were over the debate:
We like this straightforward answer:
Yes, those against the movie always forget this “tiny” piece of the story line:
The defense rests. However, where are those tweets that started this argument in the first place? Oh, here they are!
Grease is a sexist film narrative
Here are some of the best tweets that are supporting the theory that Grease is actually a bad movie. Yet, you could argue similarly about anything in the world. Still, this is a democracy, so let’s hear them out:
This Twitter user must be the life of every party:
Of course, there are more, but it’s always the same: that one song line and Sandy’s transformation.
After this useless controversy, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta posted a photo showing them in their old costumes at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. The caption said:
“First time in costume since we made the movie! So excited!!”
We got more chills, and they’re multiplying from one photo than from any indication that Grease is sexist!