In case you’re wondering where my blog’s tagline — I’ve got hampers of ironing to do and my diet pill is wearing off — comes from, it is a quote from one of the greats, Divine. It is from the film Hairspray (Footnote 1).
Divine was an enormous drag queen, and part of her physical humor came from her weight. But her size was never the punchline. And if you’ve never seen Hairspray, watch it and listen for this line. It is delivered perfectly and never fails to make me smile.
1. The delightfully unpolished original one of course, not the glossy musical.