Hairspray

Title

Hairspray

Files

Description

By reconsidering assumptions about mainstream popular culture and its revolutionary possibilities, author Dana Heller reveals that John Waters' popular 1988 film "Hairspray" is the director's most subversive movie. Represents the first scholarly work on any of film director John Waters' films Incorporates original interview material with the director Reveals meanings embedded in the film's narrative treatment of racial and sexual politics. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9781405191982

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

City

Chichester, England

Keywords

Dramatic arts, Film, Hairspray (1988), John Waters (1945-), Popular memory, Sexual politics

Disciplines

American Film Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Film and Media Studies