Top 6 Hairspray Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Hairspray facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Hairspray film message.

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

Hairspray Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, 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.

Hairspray 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Hairspray. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

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