Open Thread: NBC's Hairspray Live!

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The televised musical event we’ve been hoping isn’t actually going to be terrible is finally here, in fact, it started at 8 p.m. EST, but details. NBC’s Hairspray Live! is revamping the campy musical, based on a 1988 John Waters movie I must have watched a hundred times as a kid because it was one of the only VHS cassettes in my father’s household. They keep remaking and finessing the damn show like it’s a foot-tall hairdo. Watch here and discuss below.


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