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The Diane Linkletter Story (1970)

A John Waters film where Divine plays Diane Linkletter, daughter of Art Linkletter and commits suicide.

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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 Anonymous

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Filmed the day after Diane Linkletter took her own life. See more »

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Diane: Jim's a groovy guy!
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Divine "hosts" the credits, presenting cue cards with actors' names and doing the "Diane Linkletter" by sniffing up cocaine. See more »

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Referenced in This Filthy World (2006) See more »

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We Love You Call Collect
Art Linkletter
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Hooray for John and his Good Bad Taste
27 March 2007 | by (Little Rock, AR) – See all my reviews

MOST Waters fans will think this is hilarious, though you'll meet the rogue who thinks it's in bad taste. But then, criticizing Waters for making a film in "bad taste" is like criticizing a hippie for smoking the herb: it's just what they do.

The short starts out with a creepy recording of Diane speaking at the beginning, and is repeated at the end; the picture is grainy and makes Divine look wild-eyed and insane(yes!). Divine is really, really funny, and even though David Lochary gets a little befuddled on a couple of his lines, he and Bonnie still do a fine job.

I went nuts trying to figure out how I'd see this short for a very long time. Some angel posted it on medicinefilms.com; they say they're John Waters, which makes me both skeptical and desperate.

So... go watch it and decide for yourself.


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