"But first, look at me..." ~ Jane Eyre
As much as I am all about Sandy in Grease, I admit to being more of a Rizzo fan. Clearly she gets the best tune in the musical where she gets to be sarcastic and witty, clearly aware of what the archetype for satire is. In the end she also gets Kenickie (sans bebe) who clearly never feels he has to present himself socially in two differing ways as Danny does.
I think what I love about Rizzo the most is her backbone. She is a tough young woman who throws milkshakes in faces if the faces give her a hard time. Oh, if only I could throw creamer at my colleagues in the English Resource Center once in a while. Its not that they give me a hard time, its that they can be quite annoying sometimes and perhaps a little International Delight would quell the irritation.
I also admire Rizzo's sense of leadership. This woman knows how to run the Pink Ladies. Not only that, but she designed one amazing logo for their jackets. Rizzo is an amazing artist in addition to being a fashionista. After all pink IS the new black.
Still, if I were to be typecast for the movie, it would have to be Marty. She falls inbetween Sandy and Rizzo - a combination of the two. She stays out of trouble, she stays in school, she is kind to Sandy, but she also is strong enough to be close to Riz. She is clearly a great writer with all of those pen pals of hers. She isnt afraid of looking nerdy in glasses (albeit they were rhinestone glasses, but glasses nonetheless). Her last name is a signifier of the best part of a sundae. Oh, and clearly she is sophisticated based on her speech. She has my favorite line in the film...
Twinkies and wine? Oh, that's real class, Jan.
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- Name: ThursdayNext
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