Ricki Lake is an American actress, TV host, and producer, best known for her role as ‘Tracy Turnblad’ in the 1988 film ‘Hairspray.’ She also hosted her own talk show ‘Ricki Lake,’ which ran from 1993 to 2004. She came back with ‘The Ricki Lake Show’ in 2012 for another season. She was nominated for ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Ricki Lake’ in 1994. She won an ‘Emmy’ for ‘Outstanding Talk Show’ for ‘The Ricki Lake Show’ in 2013. She made her film debut in ‘Hairspray.’ With time, she starred in films such as ‘ Cry-Baby’ (1990), ‘Serial Mom’ (1994), ‘Mrs. Winterbourne’ (1996), Cecil B. Demented’ (2000), and ‘Hairspray’ (2007). She made her TV debut as ‘Teri’ in an episode of ‘Kate & Allie’ (1987). She was then seen in shows such as ‘China Beach’ (1989-1990), ‘Gravedale High’ (1990), ‘The King of Queens’ (2000-2001), ‘Celebrity Juice’ (2017) and ‘The Masked Singer’ (2019).
This musical comedy drama film revolves around the story of an overweight teen who manages to win a spot on a popular teen dance show, after an audition.
Sixteen years old plump Tracy Turnblad loves watching a teen dance TV show The Corny Collins Show. When she gets an opportunity to dance in the show, she quickly emerges as a popular performer. However, the manager of the TV station, Velma, is not happy with Tracy’s success. Meanwhile, Tracy encourages the idea of white and Negro kids dancing together on the show every day.
A union strike leader stuck in an unhappy marriage realizes that he is homosexual. Meanwhile, a prostitute falls for one of her clients. Meanwhile, another factory worker is unable to cope with the fact that their teen daughter is illegitimately pregnant.
Hard working secretary Tess McGill gets upset as she discovers that boss Katherine Parker is about to pinch her idea. When Katherine suffers a broken leg, Tess poses as Katherine and uses her own idea to close a deal with help of investment-broker Jack Trainer. Both grow closer, but Tess is unaware that Jack is Katherine’s boyfriend. Soon, Katherine finds out everything.
The satirical black comedy features a dedicated homemaker Beverly Sutphin, who leads a happy life with two teenaged children. But she insists on retaliating against any slight. The parking place-snatcher neighbor starts receiving obscene calls; the math teacher gets run over for criticizing her son. As homicides increase, police get wise on the killer and Beverly becomes media sensation as ‘Serial Mom.’
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is a delinquent; but with a golden heart. Also the leader of the 1950s’ Baltimore subculture called the ‘drapes’, he is very popular with the girls for his ability to shed a single tear. Then he fall in love with a squire girl called Allison, causing heartburns, and jealous people around them conspire to keep them apart.
Connie is an unmarried pregnant woman who is heading to Boston by train. She meets Hugh and Patricia, two newlyweds. Unfortunately, the train crashes and the two are killed. Connie however wakes up in the hospital, where she is mistaken to be Patricia. Circumstances eventually force her to assume the identity of Patricia.
This crime thriller comedy film tells the story of an insane independent filmmaker, who along with his group of teen cinema enthusiasts, kidnaps a movie star and forces her to act in their underground movie.
Buffy Summers is a cheerleader and a popular girl in her school. She eventually comes to know that she belongs to a long line of vampire hunters. Now, she has to eradicate a nest of vampires in Los Angeles.
Cabin Boy is a romantic adventure comedy film which tells the story of a foul-mouthed, snobbish and self-centered young man who is invited by his father to sail to Hawaii aboard the Queen Catherine. His life takes a turn when he instead winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat. Due to his arrogant and descipable behavior, things only get worse as he earns the wrath of the crew and they start considering him bad luck.