Friday, July 20, 2007

What gives a girl power and punch? Is it charm, is it poise?

No, it's Hairspray!

Another trip to the Bolton cinema, with Lindsay and Kari this time. I must admit, I didn't really want to see it, so I wasn't expecting much. I really liked it. I haven't seen the original, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. I liked all of the main characters - even John Travolta didn't do a half bad job. I'm not sure why the role is played by a man in drag, but it did get some titters out of the pre-teen small-town audience.

I googled to find out more about John Waters and found this article and this very amusing quote:

"Oh, honey, I'd be so happy if you turned nellie ... you could change! Queers are just better. I'd be so proud if you was a fag and had a nice beautician boyfriend. I'd never have to worry. I worry you'll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries. The world of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life!"
The more I read, the more I realise that this version of Hairspray is definitely not a John Waters film, in so many ways. I really must see the original because if I liked the remake this much, then it can only get better.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Yes-you must see the original. I loved it so much, I'm not sure I can see the re-make. There was no reason to re-do it. I absolutely adore John Waters. There's no one else in the movie industry with his type of twisted humor.