By Kristian Salinas
Photography by Anthony Rathbun
Houston loves Hollywood, so when a touch of the City of Angels came to the city to celebrate The 17th Annual Houston International GLBT-Q Film Festival, QFest, had its opening night presentation at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Houstonian Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl hosted a post-film seated supper for fifty supporters at the Hotel ZaZa to support the organization. The guest of honor? The evening’s screening of the documentary I Am Divine that featured the underground performance artist and film icon, Divine.
It turns out that Sir Haukohl and Divine were acquainted during their mutual Studio 54 days in New York. Of course, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Hairspray were some of the movies that showcased Divine’s gender-bending talents, all written and directed by John Waters. The festival featured 60 films over five days throughout the Houston area, further promoting the cinematic and LGBT efforts of the city.