Allow me to push aside all my poetry, and make some room for teenage..um..thirty-something cheese.
I was flipping channels, trying to decide between three reality shows and Fashion Police, I stopped on the movie "Grease 2."
Summer of freshman year of high school, "Grease 2" was on HBO every six hours. We were obsessed with the original "Grease" when we were in elementary school. And, now we were ready for the next group of Rydell friends. Stephanie Zinone and Michael Carrington.
So, here I am.. fairly well-adjusted woman, wife, mother, professional, etc. Here comes Maxwell Caulfield with his pouty lips, and I start squealing. Where did that come from?
Anyway, I was trying to see what the big attraction is to this movie. Maybe as a thirteen year old, we identified with Stephanie's desires for something new, someone new..Remember 'Cool Rider'?
If he's cool enough,
He can burn me through and through.
If it takes forever, Then I'll wait forever.
No ordinary boy, no ordinary boy is gonna do.
I want a rider that's cool.
I had Maxwell's pictures all over my locker; if only there was a guy like him in my school. He had that James Dean brood, but a real spark to him.
Anyway, so not only do I love cable tv for playing 20 year old movies for the heck of it, I love the internet. I found Grease2, a site officially dedicated to this movie. (I have trouble finding time to dedicate to a site for myself - I don't know how people do it!).
So, it seems they've had some reunions and our man Maxwell has aged quite nicely. :-) Anyway, will leave you with more lyrics..