Hairspray (2007)

 Rated PG-13 for mild language. Honestly, your kids can hear this one.

The innocence and charm of our 69th Next 100 Project podcast is one of the most delightful modern musicals. John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky and the entire cast, really, are splendiferous. Plus, it might be clumsy about it, but the movie has something to say about race relations and body image. Drink this one in while you drink some Sparkplug Coffee.

FOR THE RECORD: Corny does invite anyone up on stage who wants to dance in the last scene, but we still question that he meant grown-ups like Edna…or that anyone wanted Edna to be the centre of attention for 2 or 3 minutes on a kid’s show.

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Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2007 Box Office Mojo

2007 in film

John Waters, the charming brain-child behind the original film

Links to: Hairspray (1988) and the Broadway musical and Grease and Precious

YouTube links: the Corny Collins show and “welcome to the ’60s” and “you’re timeless to me” and “You can’t stop the beat”

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Full Metal Jacket

July 31st on the Next 100 Project: Deliverance