Did you know that Divine was once on Top of the Pops and that 'You Think You're A Man' was produced by (of all people) Stock/Aitken/Waterman? I had literally no idea. This has slightly blown my mind.
I watched the documentary 'I Am Divine' at the weekend. I highly recommend it. There's something about Divine that is so inspiring - I guess that can mostly be put down to his utter fearlessness. Zero fucks, personified. Be a bit more Divine.
I first discovered John Waters films in the post-Divine years, when my little sister and I became weirdly obsessed with Serial Mom as kids in the early 90s, and then worked our way backwards. Probably a bit weird of us, but we found it hilarious at the time.
It's definitely time for a re-watch now. A lot of those films, I haven't seen in years. This may be a Christmas project. Yesterday, while out pottering in Brighton, I happened to find a Female Trouble T-shirt, which I obviously had to buy and is bringing me much happiness.
In other news, I have been re-listening a lot to Lift to Experience lately (deep soul joy levels, plus desire to marry Josh T. Pearson strong); the 'Vulgar' fashion exhibition at the Barbican is worth a visit (it's on until February). Writing is mostly happening in bed, with a woolly hat on and many, many cups of tea.