Interestingly, when I was in high school, I fell in love with the newly-released movie musical Grease. As someone who has always loved musicals, and who has a weakness for pop music with strong melody lines, it was right up my alley. When I hear the songs now, I still enjoy them. That’s why a year ago, when Grease was on TV, I watched it with an eye to sharing it with my then 10 year old daughter. While I still loved the music, I was shocked by how sleazy the show was, and would never dream of letting my daughter watch it at this age.
Why am I talking about Grease? Because Patrick at the Paragraph Farmer, has written a brilliant little post looking at the parallels between Grease‘s plot and song lyrics, and the events in Denver. It’s clear that Grease is the word, in more than one way.