Author(s): Dana Heller

Published Online: 20 APR 2011 09:34AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405191623

Online ISBN: 9781444395631

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395631

Series Editor(s): Diane Negra, Yvonne Tasker

About this Book

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

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