- Jan 21, 2020
I haven’t seen the new Hairspray? Frankly, I didn’t even know that it was remade! I am very curious to check it out now.@The Wizard of the Creek
I actually love John Waters and have seen most of his films. I didn't realize that he did the original Hairspray (it is the one of his films I haven't seen) but it makes sense I guess looking at the remake. I'd be interested to see if the original was better. I loved Cry-Baby. There is something missing in the 2007 version. The Waters magic isn't there. It doesn't have that crude raw appeal, although I know understand why they cast John Travolta since Divine (from Pink Flamingos) played Edna in the original.
*edit* I just looked up the newer 2007 version of Hairspray and it says that it is based off of John Waters 1988 film Hairspray, but John Waters did not involve himself in the remake.
Yeah, please watch Waters’ 1988 Hairspray! It is Waters’ most celebrated film and his first blockbuster success. I absolutely love Ricky Lake’s performance in the original movie. I am now reading some pretty terrible reviews from the newest 07’ version of Hairspray. No thanks.