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'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amb...

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Directed by

John Waters

Written by

John Waters (Screenplay)

Runtime

92 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The world was in a mess... but their hair was perfect!!

Cast

Keywords

hair 1960s integration racial segregation interracial friendship modeling baltimore drag intercultural relationship woman played by man interracial love detention dance show adapted into play or musical

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