John Waters on Fresh Air 1988

RACHEL SWEET: Hey, girl. What you doing over there?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Can’t you see? I’m spraying my hair.

SWEET: (Singing) Let me tell you ’bout the latest craze. Mama’s hoping that it’s just a phase. But I know it’s gonna last forever. You gotta see the way it keeps my head together. I gave my dollar to the drugstore man. I bought that magic potion in a 12-ounce can. Now I know when I make the scene, they’re gonna stop and wonder, who’s that beauty queen? Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (Singing) Hairspray.

SWEET: (Singing) Mama told me not to use it.

UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (Singing) Hairspray.

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