Hairspray - 2007
Movie: Hairspray - 2007
Director: Adam Shankman
Synopsis: Set in 1962, this movie is an adaptation of John Waters' Tony-winning musical, itself an adaptation of his 1988 cult film. Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) is an overweight high school student from Baltimore, MD. She and her best friend race home after school to watch their favorite teen TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show. Corny (James Marsden) and all of his regulars are white. Black kids are only allowed on "Negro Day", the last Tuesday of each month. After initially being rejected for a regular spot for being overweight and supportive of intergration, Tracy learns how to dance from the black kids in school detention, passes the audition, and becomes one of the most popular "Council Kids".
Scene: Tracy's plus-sized shut-in laundress mother Edna Turnblad (John Travolta) discovers that the sleeping figure in Tracy's bed is actually a carefully-placed pile of laundry.
Monogram: Edna's lavender terrycloth bathrobe has her monogram ET.
Contributed by: Peggy Purdy