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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 politicsJohn Samuel Waters, Jr was born in Marylanda#39;s largest municipality on April 22, 1946. He was raised in suburban Lutherville, in an upper-middle-class Catholic home. ... He was drawn to stagecraft, costuming, and showmanship, always with an entrepreneurial edge. ... of the day, he was irresistibly drawn to forbidden movies that were labeled a€œdirtya€ or sinful by the nuns at his Catholic Sunday school.

Author:Dana Heller
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-03-01


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