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Divine works with John Waters
January 12 @ 12:00 PM - January 13 @ 12:00 AM
The legacy of John Waters and drag queen Divine. Join us for the legendary movies themselves or snag a ticket for our special live events with Pittsburgh’s nastiest drag queens!
—————Special Live Events————
– Live Drag Queen Photo-Op Kick-Off, Fri. 1/13
Pink Flamingos – John Waters & Divine Week Kickoff!
– Screening with Meet & Greet
– Take photos and learn the best ways to strut your stuff with 3 Pittsburgh drag queens.
– Live Dirty Story Reading with Drag Queens, Thurs. 1/18
Dirty Storytime w. Polyester
– Hear sassy, explicit readings by 3 Pittsburgh Queens.
——–About Pink Flamingos (1972)——–
Known for its outrageousness, this film stars the drag queen Divine as a criminal under the name ‘Babs Johnson’. After being deemed “the filthiest person alive” by tabloids, jealous rivals and criminals seek to undo Divine’s fame.
———About Polyester (1981)————
Directed, filmed, and produced by John Waters, Polyester stars drag queen Divine as a housewife who is involved in a series of scandals and misfortunes regarding her children, cheating husband, and scheming mother.
———About Multiple Maniacs (1970)——-
The second feature film of John Waters and starring the Dreamland acting troupe for his films, Multiple Maniacs follows the crazed and perverse adventures of Lady Divine as she attempts to run a sideshow scheme that ends in robbery….and soon after, murder.
——-About Female Trouble (1974)———-
A dark comedy with a “crime is beauty” theme, this film was inspired by John Waters prison visits to a member of the Manson family. Divine stars as Dawn Davenport, an unruly escapee of an all-girls school and unfit household. Dawn experiences pregnancy, drugs, a favorite beauty salon, and disfigurement at the hands of an enemy in this twisty, turny tale.