Hairspray: Fight For The Right To Dance Together

Hey y’all, today we’re talking about 2007’s Hairspray starring John Travolta, Queen Latifa, and Nikiki Blonski.

Quick Summary~

Tracy Turnblad loves to watch The Corny Collins Show (CCS) after school with her best friend, Penny. This episode is a little different because they have an opening on the show. Tracy auditions and initially gets rejected. However, after becoming friends with Seaweed and Little Inez, she learns a few new moves that impresses Corny himself. She rises in popularity due to speaking out about the studio’s delay in integrating. After participating in a protest on the studio, she attempts to win Ms. Hairspray but Little Inez wins and the studio integrates.

There’s also a romance plot involving Tracy and her favorite CCS star but the more important part of the movie is the Civil Rights movement. Here is the soundtrack for the original Broadway cast. I included this version because Hairspray the movie skips a few the songs I think are super good.

Comments while watching

  • Welcome to Baltimore in the 60’s
  • I hope you locked your door
  • The sixties: when hair was big
  • It feels like everyone else doesn’t know they’re in a musical movie
  • Why spray a dolls hair?
  • You’re not allowed to perspire but you’re allowed to dance along to the TV
  • Hi John Travolta 
  • 9 months 🤣🤣
  • Edna thought he was talking about her 🤣🤣
  • Belt in Baltimore crabs
  • Tracy is down for anything 
  • C r i n g e
  • He’s still dating Amber 
  • Finishing his donut🤣🤣
  • High school romance the song
  • Sweet of her to ask Seaweed to borrow his dance
  • All the guys joining in to dance with her
  • Good luck getting rid of Corny
  • Seamless transition 
  • And love struck them both
  • I didn’t know she offered him a Babe Ruth🤣🤣
  • Now everyone’s in a musical partner 
  • Oh boy

My favorite song of the movie

  • Penny 🤣🤣
  • Fluffy cat
  • Yes she would like some food
  • Your normal tricks won’t work 
  • Instant regret on his face 
  • Liar
  • Actually not true since Tracy exists
  • This is a cute song
  • Fade to black 
  • I love Queen Latifah 
  • Mamma bear unleashed 
  • Strict parent joke
  • Oh nooo not the jump rope 🤣
  • I’m surprised the Turnblads let Link be in her room
  • That’s Old Testament ma’am 
  • I forgot how many innuendos there are in this movie
  • Casually struts away
  • 2nd favorite song of the movie
  • They lock her in the rocket🤣🤣
  • Wilbur just about died and went to heaven
  • So cute

Final Thoughts

Thank you for reading my take on Hairspray, I appreciate it. Comment below your favorite musical movie. If you like what I do, consider subscribing to my mailing list and if you want to watch something similar, click here. I’ll see you in the next post!

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