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Blondiefest: Hairspray

6 Jul 2013

Debbie Harry stars as pushy stage mom Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray – John Waters’ showbiz comedy. Overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad realises her dream to dance on a local TV music show, to the chagrin of the show’s reigning queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma – Debbie Harry with an incredibly bouffant beehive!

Tracy uses her newfound fame to protest against the racial segregation of the day – and Velma’s hair! The incredible cast also includes Divine, Ricki Lake, Sony Bono and Jerry Stiller.

Introduced by Hanna Hanra of BEAT magazine.

Hairspray, dir. John Waters, USA 1988, 92 mins, cert. PG

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