Top 6 Hairspray Movie Details

While searching the internet for Hairspray movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Divine's reference to diet pills is based on how doctors prescribed Obetrol, a pill containing a mix of amphetamine (speed), methamphetamine (meth) and dextroamphetamine(dex) salts.

Penny Pingleton's dress for the ending scene is made from the curtains in her bedroom
Penny Pingleton's dress for the ending scene is made from the curtains in her bedroom

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Edna (John Travolta) says, "Look, if you want to be famous, learn how to take blood outta car upholstery." This is a reference to his earlier role in Pulp Fiction (1994), in which he shoots the character Marvin in the back of a car, getting blood on the upholstery.
    Edna (John Travolta) says, "Look, if you want to be famous, learn how to take blood outta car upholstery." This is a reference to his earlier role in Pulp Fiction (1994), in which he shoots the character Marvin in the back of a car, getting blood on the upholstery.

Hidden Details

During "Run and Tell That", the black students are all dancing and singing towards the front of the bus while the three white students sit in the back.

- This Quote from John Travolta as Edna Turnblad giving a slight nod to Pulp Fiction

Hairspray poster
Hairspray poster

Hairspray Plot: Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Hairspray, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Hairspray and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Director Adam Shankman
Main Actors John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes
IMDB score 6.6