Grease Film Analysis

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Picture a usual day of high school in 2016. Brick walls filled with jocks, beauty queens, nerds, the popular ones, and other stereotypical groups of people separating themselves from the others. Now picture high school in the 1950’s, when blacks and whites were separated by schools because one race seemed to overpower the other, which can be demonstrated by the movie Grease. Randal Kleiser, the director, chose to have an all-white cast to portray a 1950’s setting. Many viewers are aware that this movie features racial segregation but it was the “norm” until about 1957, when segregation started to disappear. Because it was common, viewers did not think much about it. Other than containing an equal number of roles for each gender, this film portrayals…show more content…
She did not have to change for Danny to love her. Although we see Danny choosing his friends over her multiple times, he only did it because he was releasing his masculinity to please his horny Thunderbird friends. Set aside he was still a very sensitive male. When Danny and Sandy split up she starts seeing a football player. So Danny joined track to show his toughness and aggression. It was also an outlet to show his jealousy and that he cared. Danny is one example of why we see the male characters have evolved into being more sensitive and a willingness to cry, yet still possessing their aggression and fierce masculinity performance (Douglas…show more content…
Society wants viewers to believe that their masculine performances are what cause the fault in the relationships. The women such as Sandy and Rizzo, are usually the ones who do the break ups and storm away. In reality they do it anyway because they get what they want right? However, at the end of the movie the men are the ones who get what they want. Yes, Sandy becomes the person she wanted to be but the headline is that Danny had already had what he wanted. Kenickie was given a second chance by Rizzo, and to make him totally satisfied Rizzo’s pregnancy was a false alarm. This movie does a good job of creating gender equality in aspects of lead roles. However, if it was one hundred percent equal, Grease would showcase more men judging each other’s appearances, and sexual encounters. Although Sunny and Putzie may show a negative characteristic of being unintelligent, the lead males (Danny and Kenickie) are often rewarded for their masculinity but sensitive personalities. We see the male characters have evolved into being more sensitive and a willingness to cry, yet still possessing their aggression and fierce masculinity performance (Douglas
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