Coffey at the Female Trouble premiere
At the time of her first film appearance in John Waters' Pink Flamingos (1972), Coffey was a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who had already undergone hormone therapy to develop breasts and female features. She played the part of "Chick with a dick", a beautiful woman who turns the tables on a perverted flasher/voyeur by exposing and wagging her penis at him, sending him fleeing in shock.
Coffey had gender reassignment surgery completed a week after her scene was filmed, and appears as a female character in Waters' next film, Female Trouble (1974). In that film she played Earnestine, the sorrowful death row cellmate of Dawn Davenport (Divine).
- Pink Flamingos (1972) as Chick with a Dick
- Female Trouble (1974) as Earnestine
- Walk Like A Man (1985) as Woman at the Bar
- "Elizabeth Coffey". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
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