Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mink Stole

Mink Stole is famous to anyone familiar with the underground movies of John Waters. And while Divine gets most of the attention of those early films, it's this crazy character actress that has seemed to really endure.

A virtual nobody to mainstream audiences, Mink Stole's wacky talent would be an asset to any Hollywood production. Unfortunately, Hollywood is too narrow minded to look beyond what some call her "tasteless" resume to invest in her talents for a big budget movie.

This is not only Hollywood's loss, but film lovers loss as well, for if one were to look beyond the crude humor of Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, one would find Mink Stole a comic gem that could compete with just about any comic actress from the past or present. Many independent filmmakers already know this and have cast her in their films, with But I'm a Cheerleader being her most seen since her heyday in the 1970's.

Mink Stole still works today in low budget films, but her legacy will most likely be with the early work of John Waters. And unless something changes, this wonderful actress will have to settle for Not Very Famous...but should be.

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