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Comment on Hairspray: Ladies Choice Dance

Release: 1988-02-16
Ladies Choice Dance Scene
Clip Description
Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) dreams of being on the Corny Collins Show and rushes home each day to watch it with her friend Penny (Amanda Bynes). One day Corny announces that there is an opening on the show and Tracy tries out. She is turned down for being overweight and for supporting intregration. She is sent to detention for being late to school and meets some new African American friends that teach her their way of dancing. She shows her new moves off to Corny and is able to earn a place on the show.
Movie Description
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.
John Waters