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Pink Flamingos

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Pink Flamingos

This 1972 crime film follows the life of drag queen Divine and her adventures as a criminal living in Maryland. Starring Babs Johnson and Mary Vivian Pearce, Pink Flamingos the American black comedy was written and directed by John Waters. The latter is also the motion picture’s producer, cinematographer, editor and narrator.

Female Trouble

Gay Essential Gay Films To Watch, Female Trouble

Female Trouble is a comedy crime film released in 1974. Written and directed by John Waters, this dark comedy stars Divine (in a dual role), David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Mink Stole. The film is about a woman, once a troubled teen, becomes an unapologetic mass murder who meets her death in the electric chair.

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Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, I Am Divine

Released in 2013, I Am Divine is a documentary shot and compiled from archive footage by Director Jeffrey Schwarz. Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, was one of Baltimore’s most celebrated drag queens until his death in 1988. I Am Divine features archived footage of the late Divine herself, as well as interviews from Michael Musto, Greg Gorman, Mink Stole, and John Waters.

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