The latest fan is
The whole gang:
David Robert Crews
David Heulun Jones
David Robert Crews
Gretchen and Kevin
Hex and Dze
Lynda L. Hinkle
Polly [Esther] Styrene
Zero Renton Prefect
How do I become
a Dreamland Fan?
Natalie Portman. Give me DIVINE! Give me MINK!
I guess you can say that i am proof that these cult classics are timeless.
Being a mere seventeen, I like to consider myself wise for my years, and
the appalling comedies of John Waters has, in a sense brought me up from
my downest of times.
Due to the fact that my parents are divorced, i never really saw my dad
much. We never really bonded over anything in my late adolescence, except
John Waters. The first film he showed me was Female Trouble, and i remember
sitting on his sofa on that winter afternoon, wide eyed in half amazement,
half laughter. The film won me over right from the first scene with the
meatball sub. It seemed as if everyone in that classroom was someone i
went to school with. I thought of it has my favorite movie, and we weren't
even fifteen minutes in to it yet. Divine's personality just seemed to
shine through her character. As the film progressed, so did my astonishment.
I was completely awestruck with Aunt Ida, and the Dashers. I even started
to look at my own life differently. None of my hardships could compare
and when-ever I feel down I always remember "well Aili, at least
you aren't locked in a birdcage."
Immediately I wanted to wear black Cha Cha heels to school.
A few months later, my friend and I had the house to ourselves for a week.
W'ed sleep in until about 2pm, watch John Waters until dinner time, and
then party all night. We started quoting everything. What we mainly loved
about the films was that these "trashy" people seemed to have
pretty decent English. And the Satire always managed to make our sides
hurt with laughter.
Watching the director's commentary of the films made me realize my own
passion. I wanted to direct films, I wanted to write scripts, I wanted
to create memorable work. I even wanted to act. Beauty was no longer Natalie
Portman to me. Beauty was Divine, beauty was Mink Stole.