I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to Hairspray Live! showing Wednesday night at 7 CT. I’ve loved Hairspray since I saw the 2007 movie musical. Yes, I know there’s also the version with Divine, but it’s not a musical and in my world, adding songs makes movies 1000% better. I’ve seen the show live before, but there’s something to be said for being able to watch it while snuggling into my couch.
There’s not a lot of heroines out there in mainstream media that look like me. There are even fewer where they end up in a happy relationship, have succeeded at their goals, and have experienced personal growth, but have not had to lose weight to achieve any of this.
So thank you, John Waters, for bringing us Tracy Turnblad.
Thank you, Marc Shaiman, for giving her a soundtrack.
Thank you, NBC, for bringing her to the national spotlight once again.
I’m going to listen to the cast recording a few dozen times now.