As a quick recap: Grease is essentially a vehicle for the singing and dancing of John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John. Even though the actors are all in their 20s and 30s, they portray high schoolers. Particularly on the Blu-ray, it is rather odd to see those clearly non-teenage women portray teenagers. On VHS this was probably not so obvious, but with the high resolution of Blu-ray video I caught myself thinking that the thighs of teenage girls surely look different than what this movie portrays.
Anyway, central to the movie are the T-birds, a gang of guys, and the Pink Ladies, consisting of slutty women, and in the end they all hook up with each other. The conclusion seems inevitable, but there is some hemming and hawing. In one scene, the Pink Ladies all hang out at the house of one of their members. The T-Birds show up in a car, honk the horn, and a little later one of the Pink Ladies joins a guy she fancies. As she exist through the window, she speaks the following words:
I'll get my kicks while I'm still young enough to get them.The unintended irony was that the actress saying this line, Stockard Channing, was 34 at that time, and portraying a 17 or 18 year-old. But let's just stick to the age of the characters instead of the actors. Having a young woman on screen say that she wants to get dick while she can still get it would be utterly unthinkable nowadays. Instead, the claim that even older women can be sexually attractive and very desirable gets constantly made, although it grossly contradicts reality. In that regard, Grease was a refreshing movie indeed.
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