It's Baltimore, 1962, and a rebellious "pleasantly plump" teenager with the biggest bouffant on the block, Tracy (Daytime Emmy Award-nominee Ricki Lake - "Serial Mom," TV's "The Ricki Lake Show") attempts to be one of the featured stars on a popular dance show and win the coveted "Miss Auto Show" crown as she fights against racial discrimination in this film written and directed by John Waters ("Cry Baby," "Serial Mom") in an ode to the dance craze of the 60's. Featuring Divine ("Polyester," "Pink Flamingos") in his/her last gender-bending role as Tracy's mother. Also starring Emmy-nominee Sonny Bono ("The Sonny and Cher Comedy hour"), Emmy-nominee Jerry Stiller ("Zoolander," TV's "Seinfeld"), and Deborah Harry of the legendary rock band Blondie.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

101 Ratings

101 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.8/10
  • Fresh 41
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: Hairspray is perhaps John Waters' most accessible film, and as such, it's a gently subversive slice of retro hilarity.

14+ COMMON SENSE

A kitschy teen fantasy you can dance to.

Information

Studio
WarnerBrosEnt
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1988 Copyright. New Line Productions, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Cantonese (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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