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I did not have a particularly good time at Hairspray, and found it very hard not to boo when Travolta was onscreen.

However, the girl in the pre-show hair contest who squealed—rightly—"It should be me!" stole my heart.

Posted by David Schmader | July 17, 2007 12:34 PM

Someone has yet to explain why this movie needed to be re-made at all.

No Divine?
No Debbie Harry?
No Ricki Lake?

And most importantly...

No Mink Stole?

No sale.

Posted by Original Andrew | July 17, 2007 1:09 PM

Yeah, I don't get it -- a movie from a play from a movie? And Travolta is such a huge step down. "There's nothing gay in this movie" -- is he an idiot?

Posted by Fnarf | July 17, 2007 1:40 PM


Yes, he is an idiot.

Though his idiocy is not what is speaking. His closet door is screaming those words. He obviously went all out to explain to the world that the movie and his role are not gay...when they obviously are. He's having trouble finding the keys to the closet, and in his frustration he's continuing what many of us gays once did: totally flippin' out at the idea that people think, er, know he's gay.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 17, 2007 1:47 PM

i cannot understand why anyone wants to see this movie.

travolta's role is not JUST gay - its META-GAY.

Posted by maxsolomon | July 17, 2007 2:17 PM

"There is nothing gay in this movie... I'm not playing a gay man."
- John Travolta

Wow. Is there a special kind of complete self denial I'm previously unaware of? Holy crap!

Newsflash, John: That character is about as gay as gay can get. Sorry to burst your bubble. Carry on.

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 17, 2007 2:37 PM

Oh, and I totally agree with Original Andrew @2. There was absolutely no compelling reason to remake this movie, and no possibility that this remake could in any way be an improvement over the original.

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 17, 2007 2:40 PM

When they do a pointless cheesy remake of Pink Flamingos, I wonder what star will do the singing butthole scene?

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | July 17, 2007 2:55 PM

Bruce Willis is the biggest butthole in the universe, plus he has singing experience.

I want to watch Mel Gibson fuck the angry chicken. Drew Carey can eat the dogshit.

Posted by Fnarf | July 17, 2007 6:31 PM

he's in a fat suit?!

Posted by and | July 18, 2007 12:03 AM

Fnarf....excellent casting choices! If only......

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | July 18, 2007 12:36 AM

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