Travolta says "Hairspray" isn't a gay film
No, really. Straight from the horse's mouth. According to Travolta, the gay activists who are pissed that an advocate of a homophobic religion (Scientology) is playing a gay icon have got it all wrong, because Hairspray isn't about gayness. Seriously. It says so:
"There is nothing gay in this movie," Travolta told the London Times on-line. "I'm not playing a gay man." Besides, the actor insists, Scientology isn't anti-gay, despite numerous reports that it seeks to "cure" homosexuality.
A dissenting, view, however, may be had from Paul the Spud over at Shakesville:
Hairspray is gayer than a leather daddy singing “I Will Survive” at Karaoke night at The Manhole.
Just shut up and collect your paycheck, Travolta. You’re not worthy to wear Divine’s tits. Go release a thetan and shut the fuck up.