Hairspray sequel details from MTV. Producer Marc Shaiman spilled about the plot: ‘John Waters wrote a treatment that is so f-king hysterical! I don’t know how mainstream it would go if he really stuck to his ideas; it would be a real John Waters-style film.
People hate Tracy [Nikki Blonsky] because she doesn’t lose weight. They ask ‘Now that you’re famous, why won’t you lose weight?’. Link [Zac] experiments with drugs. Throughout half the movie, he has an ongoing dialogue with three pimples on his forehead.
Edna John Travolta loses weight, but sees her husband [Christopher Walken] lusting after fat women. And so, she finally breaks down and runs over to a snack table.
Just within one number, she gets fat again; gaining 20 pounds at a time. Her fat pops out, and by the end of the song she’s completely at her old weight again..Part of John Waters’ idea is that he gets caught up trying to
masquerade himself as a member of the British Invasion. And it’s wearing that mop-top Beatles hairdo that causes
those pimples on his forehead!
The Sixties is just the most fantastic era for music, because it was
so wide-ranging. I grew up then, and on the radio you’d have Frank
Sinatra going into ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane, going into
Peggy Lee, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones.’
2 hits theaters in summer 2010. Photo: Fame.