Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.
THIS FUCKING MOVIE THOUGH.
JUST WATCH IT. WATCH IT AGAIN. WATCH IT THREE MOTHERFUCKING TIMES BECAUSE I BET YOUR COTTON SOCKS THERE’S A WITTY ONE-LINER IN THERE THAT YOU’LL HAVE MISSED
IT IS A STORY ABOUT A CONFIDENT YOUNG WOMAN WHO DON’T NEED NO MAN BUT GETS ONE ANYWAY WHILE SHE DANCES HER ASS OFF AND SINGS LIKE A FUCKIN BEAST WHILE CALLING OUT RACIST BULLSHIT WITH QUEEN LATIFAH
IT HAS JOHN TRAVOLTA IN DRAG
IT HAS A CHARACTER GROWTH OF A PLUS-SIZE CHARACTER WHERE SHE DOESN’T FUCKING LOSE WEIGHT SHE BECOMES AMAZINGLY CONFIDENT IN HERSELF AND DOES WHAT’S DAMN RIGHT
I SHIT YOU NOT THIS MOVIE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Also black character! played by black people! without being horrifically stereotyped! showing an accurate picture of their life in that time period! including their relationships! with each other and with white people! interracial couples! strong women! body love! blatent calling out of shitty things we did in the past not being okay anymore put in the context of other outdated things we know aren’t okay anymore! destroying the ozone layer! singing and dancing! aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh