Grease 2 (1982)
Grease 2 Quote: “You know all this deep junk and everything. You must think I am some kinda dummy, right?” – Stephanie Zinone
When it comes to cult musicals, we typically think of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, & This Is Spinal Tap. However, a little film about the T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and overt references to sexual intercourse has quietly become a new generational cult movie. No…not that Grease, we’re talking about Grease 2!
Listener Mike from Norfolk is part of that new Rydell High School crew that stopped hand-jiving and started bowling. He even went so far as to build a replica of the “Cool Rider’s” Honda Scrambler. It was fate that he commission Shat The Movies to review his favorite obsession.
Fellow Grease 2 enthusiast, Ashley Schlafly joins Roger & Big D to debate whether the sequel is better than the original. Ash swoons over the empowering female character of Stephanie, while Big D explains the rules of being a Pink Lady. Rog discounts Ash’s favorite song as nothing more than a B-Side recording from Meatloaf. All three hosts cringe during the “Let’s Do It For Our Country” performance.
So, put on a leather jacket without a shirt underneath and get ready to jump the luau pool. It’s the latest episode of STM.
Plot Summary: “Grease 2″ Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the leader of Rydell High School’s Pink Ladies, a gang of girls who are counterparts of the school’s group of greasers called the T-Birds. Stephanie is tired of her relationship with top T-Bird Johnny Nogerelli (Adrian Zmed), so she breaks up with him and quickly catches the eye of English exchange student Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield). Hoping to win her over, Michael tries to overcome his nerdy ways while holding off the jealous Johnny.
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