2. Tangled Genres: The Teenpic Gets a Makeover

  1. Dana Heller

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395631.ch2



How to Cite

Heller, D. (2011) Tangled Genres: The Teenpic Gets a Makeover, in Hairspray, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395631.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Series in Film and Television

Book Series Editors:

  1. Diane Negra and
  2. Yvonne Tasker

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191623

Online ISBN: 9781444395631



  • Tangled Genres - The Teenpic Gets a Makeover;
  • Hairspray as Teenpic;
  • “warm likeability”;
  • “Golden Age”;
  • “offered a rather eerie vision of teenage supremacy”;
  • “Hey, kids, let's put on a show!”;
  • “Rock Around the Clock”;
  • “With this, be glad of it”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Underground

  • Hairspray as Teenpic