Saturday, August 29, 2009

Photos of Inspiration
















And for the record- Grease is a great movie. If the internet worked better I would seriously post a youtube clip from Grease Lightning because it is the greatest musical number in all of history and John Travolta was an amazing dancer with a super rockin' bod before he became the fat closet case he is today. Seriously, watch it! It's super campy, the guys in it wear rolled-sleeve t-shirts,  tight rolled up jeans and hi-top Converse as all guys should, it has fabulous saturated color and is filmed great, the Pink Ladies are mean and fierce, especially Rizzo,  and with the exception of "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and a few others, the songs and dance numbers are amazing. Beauty School Drop-Out? Tell me it's not brilliant. Plus I like the message: There's nothing wrong with being a slut. In every other movie, Rizzo would have totally committed suicide at the end as a lesson to Sandy. I used to watch this movie ten times a week as a child and then of course decided it was uncool later on. How wrong I was.

5 comments:

Ms. X said...

Amen, sister.

We used to play Grease and fight over who got to be Rizzo.

madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra said...

As a good girl who didn't turn bad until like late high school early college and with friends being able to legally call her both "Sandra D" and "Sandy" I've always loved Grease. My college roommates bought it for me on VHS, yo. Note to self: get it on DVD girl.

houssan said...

Grese is great, and Rizzo is one of the best characters ever. I saw the musical in London last spring, and it was even better than the movie. :)

Simone said...

Greased Lightning is the gayest thing ever! It's the best!

kaitlin said...

I just bought some shoes that look identical to the ones in this post and, yeah, I plan on shimmying on a fairground ride any day now. The platform gives you a good foundation. Stockard Channing reminds me of aunts at their most brash and brazen and altogether awesome.

Also, I love this blog. It's like a breath of occasionally-enraged air in a sea of same ol' same ol' cutsey-girl blogs.