Thursday, August 11, 2011

8/18: "Sing Out!" Grease 2

"That's the way it's gonna be and that's the way that I feel.
I want a whole lot more than the boy next door, I want hell on wheels."
- Cool Rider

Here at Fleur de Lethal we pride ourselves on our versatile taste that runs the spectrum of exceptional to downright questionable.
So far this year we have delighted audiences with cinema classics such as Funny Girl and Singin' In the Rain
and even accomplished the un-doable and pleased a few hipsters with True Romance and Purple Rain.

Now, in the interest of keeping it balanced, we swing the other direction and invite you to join us in a trip to Rydell High NOT for the tale of Danny and Sandy, but for the tale of Stephanie and Michael.

Yes indeed, Grease 2.

The 1982 "sequel" to the wildly successful Grease stars a Michelle Pfeiffer as bad girl Stephanie Zinone. The film was universally panned
when it was released and rightfully so. With only secondary cast members returning, implausible ( even for a musical) song and dance numbers
and blase acting it is hard to even consider this a sequel to the 1978 blockbuster.

However, in all it's cringe-worthy glory, it is hilarious. With songs like "Cool Rider", Reproduction", and "We're Gonna Score Tonight" ( a musical number set in a bowling alley)
and cameos by once great teen heart throbs Connie Francis and Tab Hunter- it somehow endears itself  transcending bad movie  to "guilty pleasure"

Come join Fleur de Lethal in singing, mocking and otherwise enjoying this little slice of wonderfully terrible film Thursday August 18th.

Check out Michelle Pfeiffer in all her bad gal glory performing "Cool Rider":

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents
Sing Out!
"Grease 2"

Thursday August 18th, 2011
The Bagdad Theater
3702 Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Doors @ 8:00
Film @ 9:00pm