big deal

*Integrated pool: Black, white, Christian, Muslim, straight, LGBTQIA, Marvel, DC, Katy, Gaga, Cavs, Warriors, Baron, Kiko, etc…

Cast: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron
Director: Adam Shankman

I walked in the theater without any idea what Hairspray was about.

I just know it’s jampacked with Hollywood A-listers.

Years after, it stands as my favorite musical movie of all time.

Years after, I also didn’t expect how much it would resonate to everything that’s going on presently.

A lot may have changed, but I think we’re as divisive and divided as we are before.

In the age of advancements and improvements in the context of diversity and inclusion, new challenges seem to take form.

One remarkable track from this film/musical is Without Love. I refuse to believe that we are not capable of giving love and taking love and living life. It honestly can’t get any simpler than that.

In the words of yet another track, We’ve Come So Far (But We’ve Got So Far To Go). Here’s to waking up to warmer mornings and sincere smiles and colorful days and peaceful nights because we stopped rejecting and hating and started accepting and loving.

Then a movie like this will only be a colorful reminder of a very distant memory.


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