Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hairspray

Hairspray
Hairspray


Have you seen it? Either the 1988 version of the 2007 version?

If you want to waste some time, giggle, and just have fun - I suggest seeing them. Yes, both of them.

If you aren't familiar with the storyline (where have you been - under a rock?), Hairspray is about Tracy Turnblad - a 'pleasantly plump' teen who loves to dance in the 1960s at a time in which certain dancing wasn't done and segregation was all the rage. She turns a local dance show (The Corny Collins Show) on it's ear when not only does she adopt a different dance, but fully supports segregation.

In the original movie, Tracy is played by Ricki Lake. She was really fun. In the second version, Tracy is played by new-comer Nikki Blonsky (is the fact that both were played by Nicki/Nikki coincidence?

Those who have seen the original will recognize some cameos in the new version - including none other than the original Tracy Turnblad herself!

Really, it's a funny, corny movie. It is rated PG for suggested sexuality, I bet. There are a lot of innuendos, so I wouldn't necessarily sit around the boob tube with the kiddos watching it. Remember Grease? Remember the suggestive themes presented in that movie? It's kind of like that.

Oh! And I almost forgot the greatest part! Edna Turnblad - Tracy's mom - is played by men in both versions. Davine in the 1988s and John Travolta in 2007. Oh it's a hoot! Very funny.

If you're looking for a rental - I recommend this one.

Until next time...