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"A Passage to India" and "Hairspray"
Yesterday, my mom and I went to the Ferguson Public Library to watch "Hairspray." A few nights ago, Pat and I watched a rented DVD of "A Passage to India." Both of the films featured a majority of white people, assuming superiority over darker people.
Mrs. Moore and Tracy Turnblad were the hopeful exceptions to the "white-is-right" attitude of most of the rest of the characters in both movies. The author of the book from which the Indian movie was made, E.M. Forster, was sympathetic to the underdogs of the movie, the Indians, and John Waters, the author of "Hairspray," was sympathetic to civil rights. Both writers were gay.