1988, Warner Bros., 92 min, USA, Dir: John Waters

Among writer-director John Waters’ most subversive achievements is this critical and box office success focusing on a local Baltimore TV dance show and a pudgy teen's (Ricki Lake) desire to be one of its featured stars. Waters mainstays Divine and Mink Stole are joined by Jerry Stiller, Pia Zadora and rockers Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono and Ruth Brown in this fun-filled look at growing up in the 1960s.

2013, Automat Pictures, 90 min, USA, Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz

Chubby, gay Glenn Milstead struggled to fit in growing up in Baltimore in the 1960s - until he met underground filmmaker John Waters and became Divine. From outrageous drag queen to disco diva to mainstream acclaim for his final role as Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY, Divine’s life and career are lovingly chronicled in this documentary, which features clips from his film and TV appearances, live performance footage and new interviews with family, friends and colleagues such as John Waters, Ricki Lake and Mink Stole.

1994, Universal, 95 min, USA, Dir: John Waters

Writer-director John Waters’ gift for tasteless humor and interest in criminal behavior reaches its zenith in this outrageous black comedy. Kathleen Turner gives a tour-de-force performance as Beverly Sutphin, a suburban housewife who responds to even the slightest offense with lethal force. As Beverly defends herself in court after her arrest, SERIAL MOM skewers our obsession with celebrity outlaws as effectively as this June Cleaver-with-a-meat-cleaver does her victims. Co-starring Sam Waterston, and featuring a host of Waters favorites including Ricki Lake, Traci Lords and Patricia Hearst.

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