Here’s to John Waters, Edith Massey, Mink Stole and of course Divine as Pink Flamingos debuted this week john_waters_pink_flamingosback in 1972. The grandfather of bad taste (and we mean that in a good way) John Waters truly pushed the envelope with his film making.

John Waters’ outrageous movie Pink Flamingos opens in theaters and introduces the world to Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead). When the film was initially released, it caused a huge degree of controversy due to the wide range of “perverse” acts performed in explicit detail. It has since become one of the most notorious films ever made and is rated as #29 on the list of 50 Films to See Before You Die.