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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OPX 21: Nutcrackin’ Easter (Uncredited Jesus)

It’s Easter at The Omniplex! And what better way to celebrate than by talking about.. a Christmas movie?? Yup, this year instead of hiding eggs, you will need to hide your nuts, because this week’s movie is 2009’s Russian-Hungarian production The Nutcracker: The Untold Story (aka The Nutcracker 3D)! From us shaking our heads in disappoint at an otherwise fantastic cast (Nathan Lane, John Turturro..), and baffling at the unneccesary Nazi imagery, come join us as we take down this bad Christmas classic… for Easter.

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Up next: Hairspray!