Hairspray Movie Review Summary

Actors: Divine, Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Deborah Harry, Jerry Stiller, Mink Stole

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Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a chubby Baltimore teenager in the early '60s whose only dream is to be on a local television dance party program, The Corny Collins Show. She gets her wish, only to discover the show's race barrier and become the bitter enemy of pro-segregation princess Amber Von Tussle. After many loopy adventures, including a few days in juvenile hall, Tracy and Amber compete in a hilarious dance-off and the Corny Collins Show ends its policy of segregation.
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Script Analysis of Hairspray

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Black

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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