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Just watched Hairspray and feeling a bit sad about it

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Hairspray is a wonderful musical film ( adapted from a play) set in per-integrated 1960 Baltimore. The main character is a chubby highs cool student who wants to dance on the teen tv show, has a crush on the cute boy dancer (Zac Ephron) and wants a world where everyone can be proud to be themselves no matter the color of their skin or their size ( John Travolta plays her "size 60" mom who does not want to leave her house at her size).
The movie made me happy that the world has changed since 1960. I am pleased that we have grown toward a place where people can be people not blacks or whites. Things may not always be 100% but the progress has been massive. What hasn't changed is that "fat" people are still ridiculed and excluded. Why are 99.9% of the images we see on tv and in the movies of stick thin people! I want to see more size diversity.
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  • GOPINTOS
    I havent watched it but would like to.


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    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team

    1572 days ago
  • KMIRANDA2000
    I hear ya...it's upsetting.
    1574 days ago
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