When "Grease" was the word
Over the weekend I decided to re-watch Grease with my daughter. She had never seen it, and got a big kick out of it.
Truth be told, the music still holds up. It's a great soundtrack.
It's also sort of meta-meta at this point, since we're now looking back 40 years ago to how they saw things 60 years ago.
At the time, it put something of a raunchy spin on the Leave it to Beaver era, but part of that was 1970s affectation - an assumption that things were just as loose then as they were later, it was just that people hid it better.
From an even greater distance, it's shocking how far we've slid from those halcyon days. At this point, 1978 would be a massive improvement over where we are, and I'd love to live in a country that shared that moral framework.
Indeed, the shocking thing is how restrictive 70s morality was compared to today's bizarre hierarchy.
It's very much worth a watch and the late Olivia Newton-John is amazing. Truly a unique talent and I don't think there's a comparable female vocalist active today.
You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.