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]
Dramatic arts, Film, Hairspray (1988), John Waters (1945-), Popular memory, Sexual politics
American Film Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Film and Media Studies
Heller, Dana, "Hairspray" (2011). English Faculty Bookshelf. 25.