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Pink Flamingos

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The Diane Linkletter Story

Eat Your Makeup

Roman Candles

Hag In A Black Leather Jacket


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Divine Waters

Pink Flamingos

Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller, Paul Swift

What can be said about Pink Flamingos that hasn't already been said a thousand times? It's the greatest gross-out movie of all time.

Let's start at the end: to prove how filthy Divine really is, she follows a poodle around town until it shits little squirty turds. Scooping some up, she swallows it with a truly shit-eating grin. Her gag-reflex goes into overdrive, but so did her career. This single celluloid moment set the standard against which the entire genre of midnight movies, and John Waters and Divine's careers, would forever be compared. It never fails to disgust.

The actual plot of the film is what leads up to this act of poo eating. It revolves around a competition between Babs Johnson (Divine) and her family, and their rivals the Marbles, for the title of Filthiest People Alive. They constantly try to out-do one another through acts that would be considered criminal, if not criminally insane.

The Dreamland crew is really in their element here, over-acting and camping it up. They were apparently freezing out in the woods during the shoot, starving and on speed. But it was all worth it as end product went on to become the most successful midnight movie ever, thanks to it's infamous ending.

"Pink Flamingos was an antihippie movie made for hippies who would be punks in two years. It's a pothead movie. I wrote it on pot." - John Waters

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Pink Flamingos

1972, 16 & 35 mm, color, 93 minutes

Released through New Line Cinema