History YMMV / WestSideStory

20th Jan '17 9:10:18 AM Allronix
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* ValuesDissonance: "You're a girl, Anybodys. ''Be'' a girl!" is supposed to be part of Tony objecting to the senseless gang violence, but now it just sounds sexist, as if the violence is especially bad because ''even a girl'' wants to fight.

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* ValuesDissonance: "You're a girl, Anybodys. ''Be'' a girl!" is supposed to be part of Tony objecting to the senseless gang violence, but now it just sounds sexist, as if the violence is especially bad because ''even a girl'' wants to fight. Due to the ambiguity over Anybody's gender identity (some productions play the character as a transgender boy), there's another layer of dissonance added in that they might be misgendering Anybodys on top of the sexism.
14th Jan '17 5:53:23 PM MarkyVigoroth
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* HarsherInHindsight: The line of "the money owing" in "America" is this due to, in 2016, the government of Puerto Rico started to miss payments on its debt, requiring the government of the United States of America to step in.
14th Jan '17 2:43:32 PM TheJayman49
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* ValuesResonance: The song "America", in which the Puerto Ricans discuss how it feels to live in America and the differences between it and their homeland, feels a lot more relevant today with regards to the treatment of immigrants and Mexicans.
6th Sep '16 9:42:58 PM AdamC
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* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty hard to root for the Jets after [[NearRapeExperience they attempt to rape Anita]].
** Of course, [[RealityEnsues the entire point]] is to ''[[MisaimedFandom not]]'' [[MisaimedFandom root for either side]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty hard to root for the Jets after [[NearRapeExperience they attempt to rape Anita]].
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Anita]]. Granted, [[RealityEnsues the entire point]] is to ''[[MisaimedFandom not]]'' [[MisaimedFandom root for either side]].side]], but even so [[ALighterShadeofGrey the Sharks never do anything that horrific.]]
6th Jul '16 8:17:35 AM cordychase
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* ValuesDissonance: "You're a girl, Anybodys. ''Be'' a girl!" is supposed to be part of Tony objecting to the senseless gang violence, but now it just sounds sexist, as if the violence is especially bad because ''even a girl'' wants to fight.
7th May '16 3:08:29 PM arpathacorrin
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* GodNeverSaidThat: The popular fan-theory of Maria killing herself off-screen has never exactly been confirmed.
** It is also common among theater groups to think that the Jets actually rape Anita in the original musical, but this is toned down to empty taunting in the film version. The original script for the musical is also kind of ambiguous if they are only taunting her (Baby John is said to be lifted on her by the others, rather than willingly going on her). Even if they were seriously going to rape her, it is also possible that Doc stops it in time.
7th May '16 2:54:21 PM arpathacorrin
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** Although Anybodys' joining in taunting Anita during the rape scene can make her unlikable for some.


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* TearJerker: The Wedding Scene is cute out of context, but not if you know the ending.
29th Apr '16 2:17:11 PM GothicProphet
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* {{Narm}}: The fact that Action in the film looks like Matt LeBlanc.

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* {{Narm}}: The fact that Action in the film looks like Matt LeBlanc.[=LeBlanc=].



** Also compare white Carol Lawrence in the original Broadway cast (although she could sing).

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** Also compare white Carol Lawrence in the original Broadway cast (although she could sing).sing).
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17th Nov '15 7:24:58 PM FF32
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It can seem horribly cliche nowadays -- not least because it's adapting ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'', which itself underwhelms many readers who find it trite, shallow, and immature.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It can seem horribly cliche nowadays -- not least because it's adapting ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'', ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', which itself underwhelms many readers who find it trite, shallow, and immature.
1st Aug '15 6:52:53 PM MrDeath
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A0fVWomF90 The make-believe wedding scene from the film.]] Even the lyrics of "One Hand, One Heart" say, "Make of our lives one life, / Day after day, one life. / Now it begins, now we start / One hand, one heart-- / Even death won't part us now." The same can also hold true of gays and lesbians today, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for marriage equality nationwide as of June 26, 2015.
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