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.