The Roxy Theater Screen 1 Wed, Jun 15, 2022 8:00 PM
Film Info
Series:With Love from Dreamland: Five Celluloid Atrocities by John Waters
Run Time:92 min
Release Year:1988
Sponsored By:Burton's Classic Hair Co.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Waters
Cast Members:Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller
Writers:John Waters


When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry).

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