Pink Flamingos (1972)
August 18, 2014 1:21 PM - Subscribe

Cult Film Club film of the week: Pink Flamingos is a 1972 American transgressive black comedy exploitation film written, produced, scored, shot, edited, and directed by John Waters. When the film was initially released, it caused a huge degree of controversy due to the wide range of perverse acts performed in explicit detail. It has since become one of the most notorious films ever made and made an underground star of the flamboyant drag queen actor Divine. The film co-stars David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Cookie Mueller, and Edith Massey.
posted by maxsparber (6 comments total)
 
You stand convicted of assholism!
posted by brujita at 2:10 PM on August 18, 2014 [3 favorites]


I just watched this for the first time the other day. Given decades of hype, I have to admit that it was quite a bit both funnier and more coherent than I anticipated.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:53 PM on August 18, 2014


Roger Ebert's review of this movie is part of what made me a fan of his writing. He mentions "the notorious scene in which Divine actually ingests that least appetizing residue of the canine."

Least appetizing residue of the canine. There's a band name for you.
posted by JHarris at 4:05 PM on August 18, 2014


I've tried to watch this several times before but never could get into it. After The Room last week, I wonder why you are punishing me, Max! I'm going to give it another try tonight, but I won't make any promises.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:31 PM on August 18, 2014


Not really participating in Cult Film Club, but this movie is much, much better, and funnier, than The Room.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 6:55 PM on August 18, 2014


I am getting through this 10 minutes at a time. It is pretty funny actually, but if my wife catches me watching it she gets all huffy and makes me turn it off. "We have children in this house, how can you watch that garbage!?" Hahahaha.
posted by Literaryhero at 4:49 PM on August 22, 2014


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