A Dirty Shame
Cecil B. Demented
The Diane Linkletter Story
Eat Your Makeup
Hag In A Black Leather Jacket
Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea
Man: Peter Berlin
Pie in the Sky
& In Bad Taste
Love Letter To Edie
Sweet and Lowdown
Homer & Eddie
Divine, Ricki Lake, Michael St.Gerard, Jerry Stiller, Sonny Bono, Ruth
Brown, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Deborah Harry, Ric Ocasek, Leslie Ann Powers,
Clayton Prince, Mink Stole, Pia Zadora
Hairspray, John Waters inadvertently got a PG rating and created one of
the most unexpected family movies of the late 80s.
In this wholesome story about a fat girl, Tracy Turnblad (played by fat
girl Ricki Lake) you not only get an empowering underdog film, but also
a sub-plot about segregation in the early 60s and how young radicals of
that era sowed the seeds of change.
Highlights of Hairspray include star performances from Sonny Bono and
Deborah Harry as the evil parents of spoiled teen queen Amber Von Tussle.
R&B legend Ruth Brown has a knack for rhymes as DJ Motormouth Mabel.
Plus Ric Ocasek and Pia Zadora cameo as beatniks who paint, smoke reefer,
iron their hair and listen to Odetta.
But Hairspray will sadly always be remembered as the final and most famous
role that Divine ever played for John Waters. Upon it's release, Hairspray
received rave reviews, and Divine was heralded as the great character
actor that he was. "To this day little children come up to me and
tell me they love Hairspray. They rent it at birthday parties. They don't
know Divine's a man!" - John Waters
Inspired by the local Baltimore TV sensation The Buddy Deane Show, Waters
packed the movie with fantastic 60s songs and dances. Without a doubt
his most popular film - and for good reason. It was later adapted into
a tremendously successful Broadway musical, going on to win 8 Tony Awards
in 2003 including Best Musical! The show is still playing to sell-out
crowds, not only in New York, but worldwide. Who'd-a-thunk it?
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HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK
1988, 35 mm, color, 91 minutes
Released through New Line Cinema.