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
Keywords: John Waters, Gender Studies, Civil Rights Movement, Integration, LGBT, Musical, Camp, teen-pic, Divine
- Heller, Dana
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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- 144 pages
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