Hairspray: Film Guide

Hairspray (1988)
Hairspray (1988)




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A film guide that looks at Hairspray (1988), a comedy about a "pleasantly plump" teen who refuses to let the prejudices of others stand in the way of her fun.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Dance, Music, Citizenship and PSHE Education in addition to highlighting themes surrounding racism and prejudice, family, friendships, anti-bullying, growing up, historical periods, community, equality and gender representation.

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  • Citizenship
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • PSHE Education

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