That touch of MINK! Via Socialite Life/Mac James.
You know Mink Stole from her legendary turns in John Waters films, where she’s created some of the most legendary characters in film history – there’s the uber-villain/filth-queen Connie Marble in Pink Flamingos, the rotten kid of all time – Taffy Davenport in Female Trouble, and the neurotic, unhinged and tormented Dottie Hinkle in Serial Mom.
Stole has been a busy stage actress, appeared in the Eating Out gay indie film series, and now she’s making a movie. She’s basically one of the hippest ladies ever. But you know what else? She’s NICE, too. SocialiteLife.com asked her about it in a new, fab interview:
Socialite Life: I was going to ask you what you drew from to be such a convincing villain, because you seem like such a nice person!
Mink Stole: (Laughs) I actually am, in my life, pretty nice. If someone pushes me, my inner Dottie Hinkle/Connie Marble/Peggy Gravel (her character from Waters’ Desperate Living), slash, slash, slash will come out – and it’s not pretty. All of that exists in me, but it’s not how I choose to live… Nobody really enjoys bitchy friends. They get on your nerves… But they’re wonderful to play.
Socialite Life asks Mink about intensely devoted fans, too.
SL: Are you surprised that all of the movies you made with John still have such an enormous following?
Mink: You know, I got an email not too long ago from a man who had just had Connie Marble’s picture tattooed on his arm and he wrote to me saying he was going to do it and then he did it – and on that same arm was a picture of Divine. And I’m thinking this is 40 years ago that we made that movie and it still has such an impact that somebody is willing to permanently put it on his body staggers me! …It thrills me, but it’s like, “Are you nuts?”