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The latest fan is
Heather Jones

The whole gang:

Aili Alechnowicz
Alana Miller
Babs Johnson
Billy Franklinstine
Blondie Nation
Brooke Garr
Chie Kato

Chris Hilbert
Chris Wilembrecht
Curt Marcucci
Daniel Diamond
David Robert Crews
David Gouny
David Heulun Jones
David McNeil
David Robert Crews
Davide Scovazzo
Della Deluxe!
Duncan Craig
Erik Weber
Eugene Schroeder
Eve Severe
Gretchen and Kevin
Guy Mazzaglia
Heather Jones
Hex and Dze
Jackie Divine
Jacopo Coccia
Jim Hollenbaugh
Joanna Satana
Jeff Smith
Jerry Kochendoerfer
Jimmy Pio
Josh West
Julie Taylor
Kaleb Bronson
Karie Sprockethole
Kevin Johnson
Lynda L. Hinkle
Marko Sosic
Massimiliano d'Italia

Maxwell Drake

Michael Simmons
Mink Dagger
Mister OohLaLa
Polly [Esther] Styrene
Robert Geise
Shaboobie Boobarella
Simply Divine
Sky Rockford
Tom Korzeniowski
Trevor Robinson
Uvula Dangles
Vanamal Lucifer
Yakov Levi
Yong Kim
Zero Renton Prefect

How do I become
a Dreamland Fan?

Forget 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.

- Aili