If You Like Divine, You’ll Love Eliot

Eliot’s first television spots doesn’t actually include cannibalism, animal cruelty, or the other unmentionables that made John Waters’ Pink Flamingos such a family favorite. Particularly that scene with the chicken.

But that doesn’t mean there’s not a connection to the cult filmmaker, better known for Hairspray. Danny Levinson, the director working with Eliot’s too-cool-for-politics adman, Jimmy Siegel, belongs to Moxie Pictures, which represents filmmakers including … Waters.

(OK, it’s a little thin. But it’s a well-known journalistic principle that sometimes you have to balance the tenuousness of a connection with how close it gets you to a story about cannibalism.)