Friday, July 9, 2010

GREASE Director Randal Kleiser on the Sing-A-Long, the Sequel, and Rooming with George Lucas (Movieline)

The funny thing is that even up against today’s films, it’s still kind of envelope-pushing. Why do you think that is?

I think maybe when we first did it, things were a little looser. There’s also the matter that all the [innuendo] is kind of hidden, it’s not all out there obviously. The double entendres and all that stuff is sort of subtle — not that Grease is known to be subtle, but there are certain things! Also, the lyrics go by so quickly in the songs that you don’t really know what they’re singing.
This is so true. When I was a kid, I sure as hell didn't realize what the lyrics of "Grease Lightning" were about or that Rizzo had a pregnancy scare. Either way, I loved it then and I love it now. Wish I'd made it to the sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl last month. :(
Read the full interview here.

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