OPX 22: Big, Blond, and Beautiful (Hairspray)

Everybody dance, The Omniplex is open!! This week, come with us to 60’s Baltimore, as we talk John Waters’ 1988 classic Hairspray! We briefly explore the partnership between superstar drag queen Divine and John Waters, and compare the 2007 musical remake, and what makes this a smart classic take on desegregation through the lens of the 80’s.

For further reading, we recommend watching the I Am Divine documentary, which can be watched for free on the Tubi or Kanopy apps.

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