April 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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By reconsidering assumptions about mainstream popular culture and its revolutionary possibilities, author Dana Heller reveals that John Waters' popular 1988 film Hairspray is the director's most subversive movie.
- Represents the first scholarly work on any of film director John Waters' films
- Incorporates original interview material with the director
- Reveals meanings embedded in the film's narrative treatment of racial and sexual politics