Daniel Diamond Draws Divine
I've become obessed with John Waters and all of his films. In fact, I've rented every Waters. After seeing all of the Dreamland Studios movies, I was amazed by how these people were able to get together and make a movie. The idea of independent film and making an entertaining and shocking movie with a borrowed budget seemed a lot cooler than anything coming out of Hollywood these days. I eventually bought all of his movies on DVD, and bought Shock Value (which I thought, was a good read).
My freshman year of highschool, I took an art class that involved drawing one semester, and painting the next. I drew two of my favorite Dreamlanders: Divine and Edith Massey. I felt like I really could express myself through John Waters' characters and themes in my artwork. Hopefully I'll do more of the same in the future.
I'm planning to make a movie with my friends. I wrote it and will be directing and filming it next summer. It's called The Truth About Steven Stevenson. Through watching Waters' movies and style, you can say that my movie has a small but noticeable John Waters' flair to it.
With all of this aside, I can't say that I've met The Prince of Puke, but I do have a crazy connection with him. Members of my church, are friends with his parents. So in a "six degrees of separation" kind of way you could say that I've met him. However, a friend of mine was able to get me an autographed copy of Trash Trio and a copy of Filthy for my birthday. Those were some of the best gifts ever!