Male characters view females as sex objects. One T-Bird member claims that "chicks" are "only good for one thing." Unpopular students are the butts of several jokes. Sandy and Danny act against their respective natures to try to impress each other. 1950s gender role models are exemplified and upended.
Positive Role Models & Representations
While playing sports, Danny hits two students and snaps an umpire's mask. A T-Bird draws a switchblade in preparation for a rumble.
A character is briefly shown in her bra. Characters make out. At the drive-in, Danny makes a pass at Sandy. Sexual activity is implied when two characters discuss a broken condom, resulting in Rizzo's fear she may be pregnant. Naked derrieres are seen when characters moon a passing car and, later, a television camera. The T-Birds discuss female anatomy, and one fellow peeks up the skirts of female students. The Pink Ladies dance around in their nighties mocking Sandy's virginity. The song "Greased Lightning" has strong sexual content, though the innuendo may go over the heads of younger viewers.
Characters use an obscene finger gesture and say "ass," "crap," "weenie," "heinie," "flog your log," "friggin' A," "dingleberries," "jugs," and "dork," and one sings, "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee, lousy with virginity." The song "Greased Lightning" has profanity including "t-t," "s--t," and "p---y wagon."
Ease of Play
Characters smoke, drink, and spike the punch at the school dance.