Cinema: Teen Tough

CRY-BABY Directed and Written by John Waters

He's a rebel; one lewd strand of hair snakes down to his cheek. He's an orphan; his parents, the notorious Alphabet Bomber (Airport, Barber shop, Car wash, Drug store . . .) and spouse, were electrocuted together long before he turned teen. He's Wade Walker, and when the world that has branded him a juvenile delinquent weighs too heavily on his high school hellcat soul, his eye moistens with a single salty tear. So the kids call him Cry-Baby. Says Wade defiantly: "That's Mr. Baby to you."

John Waters' teen musical is set in...

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