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FILMOGRAPHY

A Dirty Shame

Cecil B. Demented

Pecker

Serial Mom

Cry Baby

Hairspray

Polyester

Desperate Living

Female Trouble

Pink Flamingos

Multiple Maniacs

Mondo Trasho

The Diane Linkletter Story

Eat Your Makeup

Roman Candles

Hag In A Black Leather Jacket


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Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea

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Seed of Chucky

The Cockettes

Pie in the Sky

Divine Trash
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Love Letter To Edie

Sweet and Lowdown

Forever Hollywood

The Simpsons

Anthem

Homer & Eddie

Something Wild

Divine Waters

Hairspray

Starring Divine, Ricki Lake, Michael St.Gerard, Jerry Stiller, Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Deborah Harry, Ric Ocasek, Leslie Ann Powers, Clayton Prince, Mink Stole, Pia Zadora

For Hairspray, John Waters inadvertently got a PG rating and created one of the most unexpected family movies of the late 80s.

In this wholesome story about a fat girl, Tracy Turnblad (played by fat girl Ricki Lake) you not only get an empowering underdog film, but also a sub-plot about segregation in the early 60s and how young radicals of that era sowed the seeds of change.

Highlights of Hairspray include star performances from Sonny Bono and Deborah Harry as the evil parents of spoiled teen queen Amber Von Tussle. R&B legend Ruth Brown has a knack for rhymes as DJ Motormouth Mabel. Plus Ric Ocasek and Pia Zadora cameo as beatniks who paint, smoke reefer, iron their hair and listen to Odetta.

But Hairspray will sadly always be remembered as the final and most famous role that Divine ever played for John Waters. Upon it's release, Hairspray received rave reviews, and Divine was heralded as the great character actor that he was. "To this day little children come up to me and tell me they love Hairspray. They rent it at birthday parties. They don't know Divine's a man!" - John Waters

Inspired by the local Baltimore TV sensation The Buddy Deane Show, Waters packed the movie with fantastic 60s songs and dances. Without a doubt his most popular film - and for good reason. It was later adapted into a tremendously successful Broadway musical, going on to win 8 Tony Awards in 2003 including Best Musical! The show is still playing to sell-out crowds, not only in New York, but worldwide. Who'd-a-thunk it?

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Hairspray

1988, 35 mm, color, 91 minutes

Released through New Line Cinema.