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news.com.au 16 Nov, 2021 01:30 am

Perth schools Presbyterian Ladies‘ College and Scotch College cancel Grease musical over sexist themes

Perth schools Presbyterian Ladies‘ College and Scotch College cancel Grease musical over sexist themes
Two Perth schools have cancelled their co-production of the musical Grease because the movie’s themes and content are outdated.

Two high schools have cancelled their co-production of the musical Grease because their students say its themes are outdated and sexist.Two Perth schools have cancelled their co-production of the musical Grease because the movie’s themes and content are outdated.Two high schools have cancelled their production of Grease, which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the 1978 film, because the themes are outdated.The 1978 movie starred Australia's Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta and was based on the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Year 7-10 students from Scotch College and Presbyterian Ladies‘ College were due to perform the iconic musical this month but decided against it.The young women from Presbyterian Ladies‘ College felt the musical was sexist, offensive and anti-feminist, according to Sunrise.

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