Inside grease background and analysis by scott miller the year is 1959, a pivotal moment in american cultural history, when rock and roll was giving birth to the sexual revolution and everything in america culture was about to be turned upside down.
In grease, our main characters have been taken over by raging hormones to make matters worse, they live in the 1950s, when changing bodies, safe sex, and consent are never talked about.
This article introduces the four case studies in the volume by outlining salient issues relating to musical instruments and gender the basis of argument is that gendered meanings are constructed within relationships between humans and musical instruments. Avenue q – avenue q is a musical about puppets living in an apartment on the poor side of alphabet city they swear and have sex and sing about racism, struggling to find a purpose, and coming out as gay.
- comparing gender-crossing in girlfight and billy elliot it seems that the year 2000 was one full of gender-bending films, including girlfight, starring michelle rodriguez this movie was about diana, a troubled teenage girl from the projects of new york city.
Race and gender in the broadway chorus kellee van aken, phd university of pittsburgh, 2006 how have the issues of sexuality, gender, race and class affected the development of the chorus chapter one is an overview of the history of the broadway chorus, beginning with a.
Instead, i think part of the problem with grease is that it’s a musical about sex that so many of us were exposed to so early that we missed the innuendo, the subtle self-mockery of the script.
Gender, race, and class affected the development of the chorus chapter one is an overview of the history of the broadway chorus, beginning with a brief look at the origins of the chorus in greek drama, through its transformation into the role of the. What most people don't realize, though, is that grease is very sexist the definition of sexism: prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender sexism includes the stereotyping of a person based on his or her gender or the belief that his or her gender is superior to the other.
Finally, the construction of gender by instrumentalists is related to issues of sexuality, gender role-reversals, and enactments that transcend gender sounds of power: an overview of musical instruments and gender: ethnomusicology forum: vol 17, no 1. Grease is, among other things, a critique of 1950s sexism, not an embodiment of it there’s a big difference between depicting something, and endorsing it, and the sexism in grease was necessary to depict in order to see what these teens are struggling against.