Thirty-five years after the release of John Waters’ Hairspray, what better way to celebrate the festive season than to enjoy the original 1988 bubblegum musical comedy starring Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Debbie Harry, and Divine. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, the film revolves around self-proclaimed “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad as she pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation. ‘Remember backcombing and the beehive, pale-pink lipstick, acid yellows, that first kiss? Waters’ most hygienically commercial film is a Retro schlock-fancier’s delight’, Time Out
1988, Directed by John Waters
Thursday 7th December 2023
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