She may never have gotten those cha-cha heels, but John Waters’ muse Divine could get something much better — her very own monument.
Baltimore store owner — and superfan, clearly — Michael Makarovich has officially proposed the eight-foot marble statue of John Waters’ foul-mouthed muse. Plans even call for bronze dog poop. He’s campaigning to have the city’s Public art Commission come up with the funding, expected to be between $50k and $100k.
The rationale is this: the monument would boost tourism to Baltimore, which desperately needs it, by encouraging gay pilgrimages from all over the world. And so far, the city seems to be on board. As a spokesperson for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told the Baltimore Sun, “The mayor thinks that the idea sounds divine.”