The classic film “Grease” is currently undergoing a transformation into a new iteration; however, it would appear that viewers are not very fond of the altered version.
The “Get Woke, Go Broke” slogan seems to be coming true for the producers of the film, as the preview for “Rise of the Pink Ladies” only received 913 likes on YouTube, despite having over 12 million views.
Get Woke, Go Broke: ‘Grease’ Remake “Rise of the Pink Ladies” Is Horrible Feminist, Woke Garbage, Trailer has 12 Million Views on YouTube and Only 913 Likes. pic.twitter.com/bsnBZCMuBf
— Mark Nantz (@BullseyeBanjo) April 8, 2023
Backlash and Response
Fans of the first movie have voiced their disapproval of the sequel, which has been called “horribly woke rubbish” by others. The movie’s promotional materials highlight the film’s diverse ensemble and address issues like gender identity and body acceptance.
Fans of the first “Grease” movie are at the forefront of the opposition to the new film because they believe it dishonors the original film and is an attempt to cash in on its success.
Several people are venting their dissatisfaction with the remake on social media.
It's time to meet the original Pink Ladies 💕
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is now streaming pic.twitter.com/SoAcjLryIF
— Paramount+ UK & Ireland (@ParamountPlusUK) April 7, 2023
Some moviegoers are so opposed to the film that they started an online petition demanding it be scrapped altogether. More than 50,000 people have signed the petition so far.
Woke or Go Broke
The movie’s producers are standing by their choice to make the film, despite the harsh response to the trailer. They released a statement saying they were pleased with how the film “captures the essence of the original while bringing it into the present day.”
The controversy surrounding “Rise of the Pink Ladies” is just the latest example of the “Get Woke, Go Broke” phenomenon. This is a reference to the notion that businesses and organizations supporting woke culture are likely to experience financial hardship as a result of their actions.
It remains to be seen if the unfavorable reception the trailer received will transfer into a dismal showing at the box office for the movie. The “Rise of the Pink Ladies” may be in for a bumpy ride, but early indicators are not promising.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.