HomoQuotable – John Waters

“[Divine] was (going to be) the first gay male character, a gay uncle, which could have been hugely successful at the time.” – John Waters, revealing that at time of his death in 1988, Divine was about to begin appearing on Married With Children. Interesting news, but despite what the linked article says, wasn’t Billy Crystal’s character on Soap tv’s first regular gay character? Little help out there? I was crushed when Divine died, especially coming at the time of her greatest success in Hairspray, which on some days I call my favorite movie of all time. “She can’t hear you!” Still kills me. What was your favorite Divine role?