Category "hairspray"

Why does John Travolta play a woman?

In the 2007 film Hairspray the character Edna Turnblad is played by John Travolta. She's also played by a man in at least one stage production I know of. Why?

Why did they say the pageant was their first live show?

Multiple times throughout the movie Hairspray, they make numerous references to the Corny Collins show being broadcast live. So why, on the day of the Ms. Teena

Why is a TV star in the classroom?

In Hairspray, Link Larkin (played by Zac Efron) is a TV Star in the movie. But in this scene, he is shown sitting in a classroom, why so?