#TBT: John Waters Is a Mother Lover

For our special pre-Mother's Day Throwback Thursday, we honor John Waters's many irreverent movies about all-American matriarchs.

BY Christopher Harrity

May 08 2014 8:00 AM ET

Hairspray (1988)
This film explores the racial tensions of the early '60s, but at the same time it is a story of how two very different mother's reaction to the times that are a changin'.

Below: Velma von Tussle (Deborah Harry) has a hands-on approach to the effects of her daughter's raging hormones.


Below: Divine as Edna Turnblad tries to be the perfect mom and make sure her daughter and husband have nicely pressed clothing.

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