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The Meaning Behind The Clashing-Colored Costumes Of West Side Story

Set in 1957, West Side Story follows two New York City gangs — the European-American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks — that are battling out their ownership over Manhattan’s titular neighborhood, when a tragic event occurs, creating an even larger divide between the two groups. Along the way, Maria (Rachel Zegler), who is Puerto Rican, and Tony (Ansel Elgort), who is Polish-American, fall in love, caught in the middle of this feud like modern-day Romeo and Juliet.