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Genres: Family · Comedy · Music

Release Date: 1988-02-16

Content Rating: PG

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New Line Cinema

This Movie Is About

dance show · 1960s · drag · fashion model · interracial friendship · interracial love · intercultural relationship · woman played by man · detention · hair · racial segregation · integration · baltimore


Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.