HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL!
If i dont talk about it here, Ill be forced to go over and leave many many random comments all over thegranddewru's lj, and she probably doesnt want my ranting and squeeing all over her journal. it just gets so messy, you know.
So, for starters, no, its not out on dvd yet, but it comes out on November 20th, and Ive already pre ordered the special edition.
shut it, its awesome.
Its a musical! with dancing! and singing! and pretty long legged boys
First of all, i just want it to be known that Zac Efron does absolutely nothing for me. he's a cute kid, but he kinda reminds me of a big puppy with big ears and feet to trip over. so, really, i wasnt really expecting to do anything but say, awww, cute, puppy love! Tracy gets the guy!
...and then he slicked back his hair, put on a skinny tie and started shaking his hips, and im afraid i swallowed my tongue.
now that that's out of the way...
ITS JUST SO MUCH FUN!
Tracy is fun and sweet and cute, and she looks like the kind of girl who you would just love to hang out with and giggle about boys. Penny is Amanda Bynes, which makes it amazing that at NO POINT did I claw at the screen screaming GET HER OFF GET HER OFF, and actually, i found her cute here. Queen Latifah continues to be Her Royalness, so get down and bow, bitches.
The music is great, very dancable and singable, and ive got most of the words down already, which is important when Im dancing around the room to "Ladies Choice." (Did I mention the Link Larkin lust? Because, really.)
Its...its..just..its a MUSICAL.
I mean, I saw both High School Musicals, and was so not blown away. I mean, if ANYONE is going to be enchanted and thrilled over very silly musicals set in a high school, especially if someone named Sharpey is in it, its going to be me. But..but..the music. its just..well..boring.
But this? this is a proper musical.
And it has lots of dancing! and cute love stories! and Link Larkin! Licking his hand!
So, on November 20th, I expect you to go rent it or buy it or something, but i DEMAND you watch it.
And help me STOP watching it. I saw it for the first time on Sunday (um..*shifts uncomfortably* I have this odd file on my computer called yarprsiah that I got from somewheres..*shifty*), and have since watched it at LEAST once a day, although im on my third rewatching today.
i have a problem. and he looks really good in blue.
so, for those of you who've seen it, things that make me happy in the pants:
-Link looking at Tracy's butt when she's dancing in detention. you know what caught his attention. *snickers*
-Link LICKING HIS HAND in "I Can Hear the Bells"
-Tracy blows Link a kiss and he CATCHES it, people, in "Ladies Choice." And he watches her the whole time. *hearts*
-Tracy's having SO MUCH FUN. it just makes me happy.
-"The New Girl in Town," the Negro Day version - the lovely lady in the middle has the best smile ever. and i need animated icons of 1)the "un HUH" head bob and 2) the "oh well" shrug from the end.
-Famous last words, "Kiss my ass?" and Tracy's answering smile. she's got such a great smile!
-"Moral...turpentine." and the look Amber has on her face
-"All mashed up against a crooner!" and the 'oops' look on Link's face after he winks at Edna. *giggles*
-More Queen Latifah. Yes, please! And "I Know Where I've Been," is just beautiful.
-my current favorite line ever: "I can't believe Tracy savagely bludgeoned an Eagle Scout. That's just not like her."
-"Without Love." The whole thing. Yes. Awesomeness. and Link? And Tracy's bed? its DIRTY, people. especially including the fact the director shot that scene at one point with Link's hand down his pants.
-Tracy looks really hot in her entrance for "Can't Stop the Beat." REALLY hot.
-Can i count all of "Can't Stop the Beat?" because its just that much fun.
-the kiss. THE KISS. He's SMILING, y'all. SMILING and KISSING HER and then SMILING and then KISSING HER. its GORGEOUS.
There are tons and tons more little things, but i started listing EVERYTHING i liked, and it just got..way overwhelming, and i started getting embarrassed. because it was hard to read, not because i care if you think im obsessive. if you read my lj at all, i would think it would be the definition of "obsessive."
and then i started cataloging every touch/look/interaction between Link and Tracy. like the fact they hold hands or have their arms around each other throughout the ENTIRE LAST SCENE. or the fact im pretty sure he has his hands on her hips while dancing with her at Maybelle's. I just cant PROVE it, because the cut is too high.
..did i mention how yummy Link is? Because he really really is.
Stuff i didnt like is much shorter, and im dealing:
-can Amanda not dance? because she didnt do anything but bounce, really. or is it supposed to be that Penny can't dance?
-John Travolta disturbs me. I got no problems with drag, i could deal with him being in a fat suit, but he plays Edna so..over the top, that it just..bothers me. but, like i said, im dealing.
-the timeline is all wacky. the march is Friday at 4pm - where, then, did Tracy go to first thing the morning of, and why didnt her mother find her earlier? was the Miss Hairspray contest the very next day, or do we skip a day? Because Edna changes clothes, and i find it confusing.
But, seriously, normally, musicals turned into movies make me hurt. but not this one. This one? Im shaking my hips in Link Larkin's direction. Think he'll notice?