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.
It’s also story about breaking down the barriers of racism which we also need more of.
And it’s about nice hair and cheesy dance moves, more things we need more of
It’s a movie where John Travolta plays a chic, which we need more of
No. We don’t need more of men in roles which should have gone to plus size women.
Actually, the role was written as a man playing a woman because it’s a pantomime technique so it’s not like the movie purposely discriminated, It was literally just written that way and it’s probably one of my favourite comedic techniques.
Years and years ago when I won my first big award for Misery, a Golden Globe. They didn’t have cellphones in those days so I was waiting at the payphone to call my mom. I realised I didn’t have a quarter and so I turned around and said, “Does anybody got a quarter?”. And Robin [Williams] stepped up and said “Here’s a quarter, call your mother.” That sort of just… I never forgot that kindness.