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In Defense of Grease 2
+ fun facts you might not have known


Trivia Time:

Patricia Birch was the dance choreographer for the original Grease (1978). Publicity for this sequel stated that it was the first time a female choreographer had become a film director. This movie was her directorial debut, and her only theatrical film directing credit.  She only had 58 days to shoot and had to work with an unfinished script,  Which is why Frenchie disappears halfway through the movie.  The character was written out halfway through filming and Didi Conn was told she wasn't needed anymore (mess).

Several scenes were cut from the film, including:
-Frenchy trying to help Michael become a "cool rider"
-Michael talking to Stephanie and comforting her after the talent show
-Goose accidentally slamming a door into Rhonda's nose (kept the line tho omg she got a nose job!)
-Davey helping Dolores stuff her bra at the luau so that she can be dating material for him (eww)
-Michael and Stephanie fly off into the sunset on a motorcycle, similar to the ending of "Grease", where Danny and Sandy fly off into the sunset in a car.

The original title was "Son of Grease" and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were asked to reprise their roles but nothing came of it after the first meeting.  The producers changed the title to "Grease 2" and Max Caulfield tried to change it back because he thought "Grease 2" sounded boring.

Jeff Conaway was originally going to have a cameo as the Bowling Alley Manager. The idea was scrapped (boo).

Originally planned to be the second installment in a franchise of four movies and a TV series. Once the movie flopped, plans for a franchise were thrown out.

Like any good leads, Max Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer didn't like each other during filming.  Caulfield said they got along "infamously" and Michelle called him "self-adoring".  With that face tho, I don't blame him.

Despite all those problems and more, it is still a masterpiece

Here's why:
1.  It's campy as hell
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and that's okay

Tom Cruise auditioned for the role of Johnny Nogerelli.  He was too short.

Johnny Nogerelli was originally intended to be the cousin of Danny Zuko from the first film. But Michael was Sandy's cousin, and the writers thought there were too many similarities.


2. Michelle Pfeiffer is adorable as a Pink Lady

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strong and independent even with her eighties hair set in the sixties

Michelle Pfeiffer's first starring role

Deborah Harry was asked to play Stephanie Zinone.  She declined saying she was too old to play a high school student.  Kim Carnes was also offered but declined and Pat Benatar was considered at one point

3.  The dancing is great
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like you don't do the hand thing listening to Cool Rider.  Don't lie.

4. The Songs

Cool Rider


Who's That Guy

fun fact: I cried when Michael sings his first line.  It was like clouds parted and angels sang to my 10 yr old self I was in love

Reproduction


Let's do it for our Country


"Do It For Our Country" is a duet between Sharon and Louis. Maureen Teefy couldn't make it to the recording session, so Peter Frechette had to sing the whole song himself, which is why Maureen's vocals aren't on the movie's soundtrack. Her voice was dubbed in later.

5.  Feminism
all the ladies know what they want and they get it
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Judy Garland's daughter in her first movie ladies and gents <3

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Stephanie Zinone doesn't put up with anyone's shit. and foreshadows the second wave of the American feminist movement when she dumps Johnny at the start of the picture, saying, "There's gotta be more to life than making out... I'm tired of being someone's chick."
some serious shit yo
Bonus*

Friendship
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Cher initially signed on to play Paulette Rebchuck, but backed out, complaining of a low salary and not having a finished script. Jennifer Beals signed on to play Sharon Cooper, but dropped out to play the lead character in Flashdance.


and Max Caulfield's face
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~oh Rexy you're so sexy~
Reportedly, Maxwell Caulfield won the lead male role over Shaun Cassidy, Greg Evigan, Andy Gibb, and Rick Springfield.

This is a great movie and people will deal
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what's your fave movie that other people think is awful, ONTD?
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