“Grease 2” follows an analogous story beat as the unique, with an up to date feminist lens. Choreographer Patricia Birch was promoted to the director’s chair, and her affect is inescapable. For one, the dance sequences are actually outstanding, however extra importantly, because of her imaginative and prescient and Ken Finkleman’s script the Pink Girls are introduced with much more energy and affect, and the T-Birds are eggheaded goofs in leather-based jackets.
“It was dreamy, as a result of it’s, admittedly, a fantasy model of highschool,” stated Caulfield. There isn’t any male energy fantasy to be present in “Grease 2” the best way there was in “Grease,” and regardless of the archaic gender roles consistently attempting to influence the world of the movie, the ladies are clearly in cost.
“However on the identical time, it is also the perfect of American highschool due to the rivalries, the teenager angst, the camaraderie, the factionalizing on campus,” he continued. “All people’s attempting to develop their cool, since you’re at that age the place you are fairly awkward, and self-conscious.”
These anxieties are displayed much more prominently than within the authentic, with characters like Rhonda (Alison Value) battling the form of her nostril, Dolores (a really younger Pamela Adlon) aggravated at having to reside within the shadow of her older sister Paulette (Lorna Luft), T-Birds chief Johnny Nogerelli (Adrian Zmed) incapable of accepting that he’d been dumped by Pfeiffer’s Stephanie Zinone, and Caulfield’s Michael Carrington (cousin of Olivia Newton-John’s Sandy) frightened that Stephanie would by no means see him as something greater than a British brainiac.