A Dirty Shame
Cecil B. Demented
The Diane Linkletter Story
Eat Your Makeup
Hag In A Black Leather Jacket
Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea
Man: Peter Berlin
Pie in the Sky
& In Bad Taste
Love Letter To Edie
Sweet and Lowdown
Homer & Eddie
Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki
Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Stephen Mailer
the success of Hairspray, John Waters was a hot property for the first
time in his career. Everyone wanted to make his next movie, but it was
Universal Studios' Imagine Entertainment who ponied up the 12 million
dollars it took to create this over-the-top movie musical.
The story centers around juvenile delinquent Wade "Cry Baby"
Walker, played by 80s teen heart throb Johnny Depp, and his unexpected
love interest, Allison. See, Wade is a Drape. Allison is a Square. And
Drapes and Squares don't mix. But Allison is tired of being good.
The cast of Cry Baby is absolutely outrageous. No one will ever top this
bizarre combination of stars, punks and legends. Featuring former teenage
porn star Traci Lords, punk progenitor Iggy Pop, a very large Ricki Lake,
a rough and raunchy Susan Tyrell, prim and proper Polly Bergen, and everyone's
favorite Kim McGuire - better know to Dreamland Fans as HATCHETFACE!
Those are just the major roles. The supporting cast boggles the mind.
Patty Hearst, David Nelson, Mink Stole, Troy Donohue, Joey Heatherton,
Joe Dallesandro and Willem Dafoe as a perverse prison guard. "Stunt
casting is used a a negative term, but with Cry-Baby I certainly helped
invent it. I had David Nelson married to Patty Hearst, with Traci Lords
as their daughter," said John. Unfortunately this was the first movie
he made after the passing of Divine, and she is sorely missed in this
Packed with musical numbers and plenty of tawdry jokes, this movie has
actually held up really well. And it's finally been released on DVD in
a Director's Cut edition with commentary from Waters, as well as a few
deleted scenes - some of which may be familiar to those of you who've
seen the many variations of Cry Baby that have floated around since it's
release. It also has a short making-of documentary including lots of great
interviews with the cast and crew. A very entertaining bonus for fans.
BUY THE DVD
BUY THE SOUNDTRACK
35 mm, color, 85 minutes
by Imagine Entertainment