Stockard Channing’s Rizzo is arguably the heroine of Grease. Feisty and independent, she doesn’t put up with any crap from a man, nor does she pretend to be someone she’s not. Rizzo revels in her badass attitude and flaunts her sexuality. She does engage in a bit of deception to win back her man’s attention, but hey nobody’s perfect. And her man is Jeff Conaway’s Kenicke, a much yummier guy than Travolta’s dopey Danny. At the beginning of the movie, Rizzo resents newcomer Sandy, who is basically her opposite: blonde, wholesome, and sweet. Rizzo relentlessly mocks Sandy for being gullible and innocent, until later on when they become friends. During a sleepover, Rizzo belts out a memorable song comparing Sandy to an actress who plays “pure” girls. Watch the cute clip below for the song Sandra Dee.
Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.
Image from Throwbacks.
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