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The Neon Woman (1979) starring DIVINE! The original stage show filmed LIVE!

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THE NEON WOMAN is the only existing video recording of the smash off, way off Broadway show written by Tom Eyen and 'DIVINE'. It was written as a vehicle for Pink Flamingos star Divine (born Harris Glenn Milstead October 19, 1945 - March 7, 1988), who had previously starred in a revival of Eyen's Women Behind Bars. Divine plays the hottest stripper that ever lived who has gone legit, opened her own strip joint, and is trying to cope with whatever cums along. There's Kitty Larue, the stripper with an identity problem; "I'm a lesbian, no, a transvestite no...". There's the horny Bible thumping senator who wants to pray with Divine; "...give me strength, give me faith, give me salvation...", but really wants something less spiritual; "give me those tits!!!" Finally, Divine's young virgin daughter returns from boarding school and within minutes is turned into an alcoholic, heroin addicted stripper who has been betrothed to the black janitor. To spice things up, there's an evil Divine twin subplot, a series of nylon stocking murders, a junkie stripper who dies and goes to hell via a limousine drive through Pittsburgh (with Lesley Gore singing "...it's my party and I'll cry if I want to..." on the limo radio)...there's more, but as the chiche goes, it has to be seen to be believed! The Neon Woman (1979) featuring DIVINE Holly Woodlawn stage show co-written by Tom Eyen and 'DIVINE' filmed live in 1979 Tom Eyen co-wrote this sequel to Women Behind Bars especially for (and in collaboration with) Divine. It opened successfully in New York and toured to San Francisco as well. Trivia: Tom Eyen went on to write for the TV sit-com Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and the Broadway production of Dreamgirls.