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Good Morning Hollywood: Nikki Blonsky and Gay Men's Choir to Host 'Hairpsray' Sing-Along

Photo of a crowd gathering for a Hollywood Forever screening by Melissa Acedera via the LAist Featured Photos pool
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As part of a showing of the movie "Hairspray" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, July 31, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and film star Nikki Blonsky will host a sing-along during the screening. The movie, which was released in 2007 as a remake of the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which was in turn based on the 1988 John Waters, tells the story of a young woman who finds herself wrapped up in the civil rights movement of the 1960's in Baltimore, somewhat by chance. The 2007 film also stars a cross-dressing John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah.

Doors to the event will open for VIPs at 6 p.m., and for the general public at 7 p.m. The screening will start at 8:30 p.m.

Special props go out to GMCLA Executive Director Thom Lynch, for calling the sing-along "family-oriented" in a statement:

“We are delighted to screen this wonderful film in such a unique setting with Nikki Blonsky, herself,'” says GMCLA Executive Director Thom Lynch. “We are deeply grateful to HBO and Hollywood Forever for their generous support of this family-oriented event.”
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Whether it was intentional or not, it's high time that LGBT groups rightfully reclaim the word "family." Our hats off to you, Mr. Lynch.

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