So I finally watched the newest version of Hairspray. As a big fan of the older, wittier and definitely better (all due to the incredible beatnik scene) version, I was a bit wary of it, but I actually enjoyed it a lot. I'd heard that some people who formerly were not fans of Zac Efron had been won over by his performance. I'm happy to report that I was not. I thought his character was an obnoxious idiot, but my heart filled with happiness whenever dear Seaweed was onscreen. Seriously, I can't believe when faced with a choice of... THIS versus THIS
a suprising majority still go for Zac Efron, his bizarrely limp tongue and his fantastically awkward hand poisition. Elijah Kelley is clearly going "Alright, stay cool, stay cool, as soon as they snap a picture, you can take your hand off this crazy whiteboy's shoulder."
The movie also managed to reinforce that black people are and always have been better singers, better dancers and better-looking.
Zac Efron fans, hate away. Your angry anonymous comments make my world go round.