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John Waters made his bid for PG respectability with Hairspray, an enjoyably trashy comedy about the racial integration of a teen dance show on Baltimore television in the early '60s. Waters, as always, makes a virtue of junk culture and the powerful emotional forces it can represent as kids vie to get on the show. Meanwhile, a parade of former stars (Pia Zadora, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono) and pseudostars (Divine, Ricki Lake) cross the screen, playing freakish characters absorbed by thoughts of fame.
Pecker (Edward Furlong) loves to use the camera to capture his fellow Baltimore residents living their daily lives. Of course, since Pecker is a Waters movie, those daily lives include visits to strip bars, shoplifting, and various other quirky, and frequently hilarious, human activities. When Pecker's makeshift photo exhibit comes to the attention of a New York art agent (Lili Taylor), Pecker becomes the latest sensation. Pecker has something to offend just about everyone. But those who take the offenses to heart would be missing out on what amounts to a sweet-natured farce.
Super John Waters - Great Divine in Hairspray. Loved Pecker! a must have!Published 7 months ago by Mark S
Get ready to laugh..John waters of course is great, but, these are , I think the best of his work..pecker is super..hairspray is so funny.. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by dennis
Great quality and value for the price! Two movies basiclly for the price of one! Also, the video quality was great.Published on November 11, 2011 by Greg A. Bredenkamp
Thank you for getting these movies out to me in a timely manner. They are just as you said they would be.Published on March 27, 2011 by kathy
All Waters fans - this is a no brainer. Two of the master's films for the price of one with a great commentary and an offer for a bonus disc (if you buy all three of the... Read morePublished on January 18, 2002
I'm not going to bother to review the actual movies themselves, since there is no point in criticizing perfection! I'm thrilled to finally have "Hairspray" on DVD! Read morePublished on June 13, 2001 by Kevinduran