About

Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

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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 baltimore drag intercultural relationship fashion model woman played by man interracial love detention dance show

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