This improvised film is based on the true-life suicide of TV personality Art Linkletter's daughter, Diane. Mr. and Mrs. Linkletter fret about their daughter's recent behavior, which includes taking drugs and dating a lowlife named Jim. Eventually, the parents confront Diane... with tragic consequences. Written by
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According to director John Waters
, this film was made partly by accident, mostly to test out a new sound camera. It was his first film with synch-sound. See more
I am what I am! I'm doin' my own thing in my own time, Daddy!
Divine "hosts" the credits, presenting cue cards with actors' names and doing the "Diane Linkletter" by sniffing up cocaine. See more
Referenced in A History of Sex
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