Watch 'Hairspray' (1988) With MoPOP + Special Guest Matt Baume!
For our "Grow Up!" film series, we're exploring adolescence in all its lusty, zitty, complicated glory. Beginning in September and running through December 2020, we'll be celebrating movies from all over the genre map that show just how joyful and confounding being a teenager can be.
You're invited to join us at 6 p.m. PT this Friday, September 18, as MoPOP Production Associate Kasi Gaarenstroom and special guest Matt Baume lead an online watchalong and virtual discussion of the 1988 cult classic Hairspray.
Matt's work has been recognized by the New York Times as “thoughtful and thorough … informative and funny,” and Matt was highlighted by Forbes Magazine. After Matt appeared as a pop culture critic in the Showgirls documentary You Don’t Nomi, Forbes called Matt's observations on the film “potentially intriguing,” which Matt thinks is a complement?
As with all of our virtual watchalongs, to participate you'll need to register in advance, and then on event day make sure you have a copy of the film queued up and ready to watch on your end while keeping an eye on your e-mail inbox for a link to join our online discussion.
If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 6 p.m. PT this Friday! Otherwise, here's a few places where you can find Hairspray (1988)online: