Drag queen Divine always considered himself a man -- transgressive, not transgender. And if he hadn't stepped up to the plate to consume freshly deposited dog doo during the filming of John Waters' Pink Flamingos
, the world may not ever have been exposed to his — and Waters' -- unique talents. In the film, Divine plays Divine, "the filthiest woman alive," according to a local tabloid. Connie and Raymond Marbles want that title for themselves and attempt to destroy Divine and her extended family to get it. What follows is a bunch of messed-up stuff that made the film infamous. Pink Flamingos
is shown at midnight Friday and Saturday (June 26 and 27) at the Moolah Theatre & Lounge (3821 Lindell Boulevard; 314-446-6868 or www.stlouiscinemas.com/moolah
). Tickets are $5, and you must be eighteen or older to enter.
Fri., June 26, 11:59 p.m.; Sat., June 27, 11:59 p.m., 2015