They contacted , the former chief coroner of Los Angeles County, who arranged for removal of the body; Divine's friends were able to prevent the press from taking any photographs of the body as it was being carried out of the hotel.
The film premiered in March 1972 at the third Annual Baltimore Film Festival, held on the campus of the , where it sold out tickets for three successive screenings; the film aroused particular interest among underground cinema fans following the success of Multiple Maniacs, which had begun to be screened in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
On numerous occasions he would have his photograph taken with them and sometimes use these images for record covers and posters.
Being picked up by the small independent company , Pink Flamingos was distributed to , the owner of the in New York City.
Glenn is the name I was brought up with, Divine is the name I've been using for the past 23 years.
Waters's dramatized version starred Divine in the leading role as the teenager who rebels against her conservative parents after they try to break up her relationship with hippie boyfriend Jim, before consuming a large quantity of LSD and committing suicide.