Drugs! Diets! Dialoguing pimples?

The rumours have been flying thick and fast about the sequel to hit movie musical Hairspray, but now there’s official word on the John Waters-penned plot outline for the film.

Producer/composer Marc Shaiman told MTV that Waters had come up with some truly odd sounding new plot ideas for Hairspray 2, which will move the action to the late 1960s.

“People hate Tracy (Nikki Blonsky) because she doesn’t lose weight. They ask ‘Now that you’re famous, why won’t you lose weight?’. And Link (Efron) experiments with drugs. Throughout half the movie, he has an ongoing dialogue with three pimples on his forehead,” says Shaiman.

Trouble for Edna

“Edna (John Travolta) loses weight, but sees her husband (Christopher Walken) lusting after fat women. And so, she finally breaks down and runs over to a snack table. Just within one number, she gets fat again; gaining 20 pounds at a time. Her fat pops out, and by the end of the song she’s completely at her old weight again.”

We’ll have to see if this one pans out – since Travolta has said he’s not sure he wants to come back for a new film.

[Source: MTV Movie Blog ]

Question: Do you think this plot will tempt the Trav back into his fat suit?

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