Schools drop Grease performance: Sexist, offensive and anti-feminist

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You’re the one that I want. Summer Nights. We go together.

You can probably and have certainly barked at several of the iconic hits from the 70s great film classic with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the lead roles, namely Grease.

And so did the students from two of Australia’s most prestigious schools. But it will not happen anyway.

The reason is that several students have complained, writes The Australian, among others.

Grease, released in 1978, was one of the highest-grossing films of the 1970s and has been seen and re-watched millions of times since then.

Still, the film has been overturned before. By the beginning of the year, several had called the 70s all-time great film hit racist, sexist and homophobic.

And these are some of the same words that recur in the complaints that schools have received from some students. They thought that the film was inappropriate for modern times, sexist, offensive and anti-feminist, writes The Australian.

The two schools that have canceled are Presbyterian Ladies’ College, which is a private day and boarding school for girls, and Scotch College, which is a private day and boarding school for boys.

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The two schools should have made a joint appearance, but that will not happen now.

Instead, the schools have to perform with a different performance. Which it will be, nothing has been announced yet.

The cancellation of Grease has resulted in outraged parents who believe the decision to cancel was based on a small minority of students, writes the Daily Mail.

Grease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. They play the character Danny and Sandy.

The film takes place in the summer of 1958 and is about how the relationship between the leather-clad badboy Danny and the innocent Sandy develops after a romantic holiday flirtation.

At the beginning of the year, when several raged over the film, it was especially the scene where Danny sings the song ‘Summer Nights’ that was criticized.

‘Summer Nights’ is the song where Danny brags to his friends about how he met Sandy, and here the phrase ‘Did she put up a fight’ (she fought against) is sung, among other things, which the critics on Twitter in January called for a rape reference.

You can read more about that here.

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