This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 13, 2008 - I felt John Waters' moustache.
But more about that later.
Late on the night of Saturday, Oct. 11, in front of the Tivoli Theater in the Delmar Loop. the usual crowd - young, tattooed, pierced and punked out - lined up for the weekly midnight show. At the entrance was a large poster for that night's movie, "Pink Flamingos." The poster featured a tall, bulky transvestite, her body bulging out of a garish full-length dress, her face made up in a white fright mask, a pistol in her hand, her eyes like bullets.