The new “woke” spinoff of the classic 1978 movie “Grease” has been such an epic failure that not only has it been canceled after only one season, but Paramount+ will be cleansing “Rise of the Pink Ladies” from its streaming platform, showing that the supply for left-wing entertainment far exceeds the actual demand.
Rebooted for today’s twisted times, the series got a complete overhaul from the more wholesome 1950s world of the original musical romance that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John with the rival gang to protagonist Danny Zuko’s T-Birds now depicted as a multi-racial group with storylines featuring the “queerness” that was locked away in the closet in 1954 along with themes heavy on lesbianism and touching on the specter of white supremacy that is a fixation of the modern left.
The quartet of Pink Ladies included a “non-binary” tomboy, an Asian, and a Latino character, an unlikely combination for the time period portrayed but such is revisionist history as created by Hollywood.
The spinoff was among the casualties of Paramount’s purge of underperforming dogs to cut costs and receive a tax write-off and the relegating of “Rise of the Pink Ladies” to the memory hole by effectively erasing it only serves to underscore what a stinker that it was with subscribers in a market that’s already oversaturated with “woke” content.
The show’s creator Annabel Oakes was very displeased over the studio’s decision to hit the flush button on her product, posting a rant on her Instagram Stories account on Friday, decrying the cruelty of it all.
“In a particularly brutal move, it is also being removed from @paramountplus next week and unless it finds a new home you will no longer be able to watch it anywhere,” wrote Oakes. “The cast, my creative partners, and I are all devastated at the complete erasure of our show.”
“People are already sending messages and videos about how much the show meant to them and I absolutely love hearing and seeing them,” Oakes added, thanking fans for their support. “The #1 thing we would love is for you to watch the show before it comes down.”
Among those who cheered “Rise of the Pink Ladies” was power LGBTQ+ advocacy organization GLAAD which promoted the show on its website when it debuted.
“You loved them in Grease, now, The Pink Ladies are back for an all-new series of their own. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, streaming now on Paramount+, is a musical series that takes place four years prior to the original ‘Grease’ musical we all know and love. The year is 1954 and four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, which sparks moral panic that will change Rydell High forever,” the review read.
Also getting the ax from Paramount was the umpteenth Star Trek spinoff “Star Trek: Prodigy,” the drag queen singing competition “Queen of the Universe,” and the black culture/pro football drama “The Game.”
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