'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.Written by
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During a road trip to promote the film following its release, John Waters and Divine were making the circuit. Two weeks into the trip, Divine collapsed and died. John Waters was devastated and later made the comment, "After you've worked hard all your life and finally succeed, I think you deserve more than two weeks to enjoy it". See more »
When Corny introduces himself at the auto show, the audio is not in sync with his lips. See more »
It is hard to believe that we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of this film this week. It is even harder to believe that just one week after it opened Divine left the world's stage forever.
But, the star of the show was Ricki Lake in her first year as a film actress. She camped up John Water's script and delivered an enjoyable musical movie with a message that is just as important today as it was 20 years ago.
It was really interesting seeing people like Sonny Bono, Blondie, Jerry Stiller, Pia Zadora, and, of course, writer/director John Waters himself.
A goofy satire that is just as good today as it was then.
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