Thursday, January 19, 2006

Grease 2 is the Word

Allow me to push aside all my poetry, and make some room for 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?

I thought he was absolutely dreamy and ten times better than John Travolta (well, you can't compare him to the John Travolta of today though. No one can touch The Man today.).

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.
Whhoa ohhhh
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..
Stephanie: You were the one, the one in my dreams, but I never knew it.
Michael: I wanted to tell you time and again, but I couldn't do it.
Stephanie: All that you are is all that I need, no more pretending.
Michael: Now I can be me, and you can be you,
Stephanie & Michael: And we're never-ending, whoa oh oh...We'll be together, always together. Like birds of a feather, forever and ever, We'll be together.


Green Lime said...

I LOVED that movie. Hell, I was sitting next to you every single time it came on. (I think I held onto that secret wish of hoping that some British student would one day walk into Hamilton High West and woo me.)

If you were a freshmen that meant I was in 6th grade. And even at a tender age of 10, I knew that Maxwell Caufield was hot. (Trust me, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to know the difference between the dorky 6th grade boys who sat behind me in homeroom and M.C.)

Gosh, I remember going to the theatre to see Grease. At the age of 5 I too declared that one day I would marry John Travolta. (Imagine Annika making that declaration to you today about Brad Pitt)

This movie still comes 1-2x a month on HBO, I make my hubby sit and watch it. He doesn't get my fascination with this movie and I am not about to tell him.

I think there are some childhood crushes that never go away.
(he's opened up and has shared his childhood crush on Belinda Carlisle from the GO-GO' I guess we are even-neither one of us gets the others crush)


Anonymous said...

You were in ELEMENTARY school when the first Grease movie came out? I feel so old!!