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Movie Details

Title:   Hairspray
Director:   John Waters
Year:   1988
Genre:   Non-Musical Music Film
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   08.31.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (6)
- Desperate Living
- A Dirty Shame
- Female Trouble
- Pecker
- Pink Flamingos
- Polyester

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
08.31.07Netflix Wow. I'm really really surprised at how much I liked this. Like, I really REALLY liked this movie. Does that make me a poseur because I didn't really like Polyester or Female Trouble? Probably... but I don't care.

Probably my favorite dance was seeing The Madison. It makes me wonder if the people in Band of Outsiders was doing The Madison or some other dance. I loved all the dances though. It's great that Waters focuses on them with almost a fetishistic attention to detail and simple yet complete coverage (yeah! a long shot! you can see whole bodies! It's a shame Paul Greengrass and Michael Bay don't read my blog).

I also love how the mean girl comes up with these pretty random condemnations to defame Ricki Lake. Roaches in hair? what??

And then there's all the integration stuff which somehow works because of the lightness of the dancing and that trademark Waters humor... but it's also, you know, about something. another thing to mention to Michael Bay if I ever catch him in an elevator.

So yeah... against pretty much all expectations, I really liked this movie lots and lots. The commentary is also great with Waters detailing all the true-life bizarre habits of early 60s Baltimore.
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