History YMMV / WestSideStory

8th Feb '18 8:56:44 AM Pren
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** Anita's section of "Tonight," with her simply wanting to get laid being given the exact same dramatic weight as the rumble.
30th Jan '18 3:34:48 PM Josef5678
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The Spielberg film specifically asked for Latinx actors for the Shark auditions, after the controversy of the original film's casting.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The Spielberg film specifically asked for Latinx Latino actors for the Shark auditions, after the controversy of the original film's casting.
28th Jan '18 5:56:52 PM Pren
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The Spielberg film specifically asked for Latinx actors for the Shark auditions, after the controversy of the original film's casting.
27th Jan '18 2:19:32 PM Pren
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* ItWasHisSled: Tony dies.

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* ItWasHisSled: Tony dies. Though in fairness, Maria ''not'' dying is a big case of NotHisSled from the source material.
21st Dec '17 11:30:30 AM HBICece
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*** For that matter, the line "Nobody knows in America/Puerto Rico's in America" is particularly relevant to the above situations.
4th Dec '17 10:56:43 AM MarkyVigoroth
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** 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.
** The line "Let it sink back in the ocean" from the same song becomes this after Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane ''Maria'' in 2017, with the US government being criticized for not doing enough to help.

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** "America" has a couple:
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The line of "the money owing" in "America" is this due to, because, 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.
** *** The line "Let it sink back in the ocean" from the same song becomes this after Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane ''Maria'' in 2017, with the US government being criticized for not doing enough to help.
6th Oct '17 9:05:32 PM HamburgerTime
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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.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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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.in.
** The line "Let it sink back in the ocean" from the same song becomes this after Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane ''Maria'' in 2017, with the US government being criticized for not doing enough to help.
23rd Sep '17 3:17:26 PM PrincessGwen
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* GodNeverSaidThat:
** The popular fan-theory of Maria killing herself off-screen has never exactly been confirmed.
** It is 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.



** "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.

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** "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 Anybodys' 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.
2nd Sep '17 7:44:30 PM kquinn0830
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* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty hard to root for the Jets after [[NearRapeExperience they attempt to rape Anita]]. Granted, [[RealityEnsues the entire point]] is to ''[[MisaimedFandom not]]'' [[MisaimedFandom root for either side]], but even so [[ALighterShadeofGrey the Sharks never do anything that horrific.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty hard to root for the Jets after [[NearRapeExperience they attempt to rape Anita]]. Granted, [[RealityEnsues the entire point]] is to ''[[MisaimedFandom not]]'' [[MisaimedFandom root for either side]], but even so [[ALighterShadeofGrey the Sharks never do anything that horrific.]]side]].
11th Aug '17 10:30:12 AM ClintEastwood
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* TearJerker: The Wedding Scene is cute out of context, but not if you know the ending.
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