feature film, 1988.
DIRECTED BY: John Waters
Ricki Lake (Tracy Turnblad),
Colleen Fitzpatrick (Amber Von Tussle),
Debbie Harry (Velma Von Tussle),
Sonny Bono (Franklin von Tussle),
Divine (Edna Turnblad)
Highschool girl Tracy fulfills her childhood dreams when she becomes a member of the local dance show. Her popularity bothers the former show queen Amber, whose jealousy culminates when Velma’s boyfriend chooses Tracy. Meanwhile Tracy becomes more aware of the problem of racial segregation and openly promotes integration. Amber starts to sabotage Tracy and her ideas.
35 mm, color, 92 min