SKINNER
1993, MPI/Severin Films, 90 min, Dir: Ivan Nagy

Ted Raimi (XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS) delivers an unnerving performance as psycho drifter Dennis Skinner, who wears flesh-suits that he slices from his victims, falls for a lonely young housewife (Ricki Lake of HAIRSPRAY fame), and is himself hunted by a horribly scarred survivor (Traci Lords, in an equally unhinged performance). Featuring the most intensely graphic scenes yet by KNB EFX Group (THE WALKING DEAD), this remains perhaps the most disturbing – and rarely seen – shocker of the 1990s.


HAIRSPRAY
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.


I AM DIVINE
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.


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