John Waters, who directed Ricki Lake in her first feature film (1988’s Hairspray), says, ”I never met anybody who doesn’t like her.” But little in Ricki! The Unauthorized Biography of Ricki Lake indicates Robert Waldron ever met Lake, much less liked her. He writes like a bored schoolkid hammering out a report on a book he didn’t bother to read, and his research sounds like it was done by phone, studio PR sheets, and an old TV Guide. There is little about Ricki’s childhood, personal life, or what makes her tick. He does include a few interesting tidbits (like the fact that female impersonator Divine taught Ricki to walk in heels), but there’s more to this performer than meets Waldron’s uninvolved eye. D
Ricki! The Unauthorized Biography of Ricki Lake John Waters, who directed Ricki Lake in her first feature film (1988's Hairspray), says, ''I never met anybody who doesn't like her.'' But...Ricki! The Unauthorized Biography of Ricki LakeBiography, TelevisionRobert Waldron John Waters, who directed Ricki Lake in her first feature film (1988's Hairspray), says, ''I never met anybody who doesn't like her.'' But...1995-06-02
Genre: Biography, Television; Author: Robert Waldron
Posted January 17 2015 — 10:36 AM EST
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