The hit musical Grease is one of the highest-grossing film musicals of all time, taking in over $400 million at the box office back in 1978. But since then, some movie buffs have felt the film’s account of Sandy’s raunchy transformation was sexist – after all, this is what it took for John Travolta’s Danny to be won over by her Grease’s end.
However, Sandy star Olivia Newton-John reacted to the claims that Grease is sexist in a new interview.
The 72-year-old said that it was a movie and that it was a story from the fifties and things were different then.
She said that everyone forgets, that at the end, he changes for her, too and there was nothing deep in there about the #MeToo movement.
It’s just a girl who loves a guy, and she believes if she does that, he’ll like her and she said that she believed that was pretty real – people do that for each other and it was a fun love story.
Meanwhile, her Frenchie co-star Didi Conn has also shot down the claims that Grease was sexist.
The 69-year-old felt that Sandy’s makeover was more about her being true to herself than attempting to win over Danny and Didi told GMB that it’s like the first makeover show and it was just about becoming more of herself to come through.
And that it wasn’t so much about getting her man, it was to be who she was 100 per cent because she ran away from the dance because he was dancing with Cha-Cha and she couldn’t face him because there was this part of her that wanted to come out.
Also, some movie buffs have pointed out that the James Bond franchise has been sexist in the past and needs to revamp in light of the MeToo movement, which No Time To Die appears to be doing.
This includes the idea of updating the Bond girl or Bond woman as is the wording preference on the 007 set nowadays and back in the summer, The Man With The Golden Gun star Britt Ekland told a news outlet that she was the proudest Bond girl there because there wasn’t a lot of them left and that there wouldn’t be any in future – the Bond girl has to look good in a bikini.
And while appearing on GMB, she shared her views on what James Bond should be like and the 78-year old told Piers Morgan that she felt that Bond should probably be a little bit more untouchable.
At the end of the day, boy meets girl, they fall in love, it’s the oldest story in the world and some people have very twisted minds. The movie is iconic!
It’s just like any other love story – one character ultimately changes for another, which can be exampled in numerous counts in real-life love stories, and if people don’t like it, they don’t have to watch it – why do people these days believe that just because they don’t like it, no one else should be able to watch it?
I can’t believe that this is being debated on TV – it just seems that some people need to whine about something and I’m just laughing because, after all these years, I still haven’t figured out how Olivia Newton-John managed to pull herself into those leather pants.
Come on folks, just take it for what it is, entertainment.