Female Trouble (1974) Poster


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Mildred Pierce (1945)
several references
Caged (1950)
Scenes with Divine in prison allude to it.
The Bad Seed (1956)
in several scenes with Taffy
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Waters has stated in an interview that the glittering curtains on the stage built for Dawn Davenport were inspired by similar curtains in 'The Girl Can't Help It'.
I Want to Live! (1958)
scenes with Divine in prison
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962) (TV Series)
Dawn says "I can't go on Walter Cronkite looking like this!"
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
scene in go-go lounge with Dawn
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
The female characters in this film were heavily influenced by Russ Meyer's female characters.

Referenced in 

Love Letter to Edie (1975) (Short)
Lady Divine (1975)
This movie is mostly an interview about Female Trouble.
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
It is referenced.
Network (1976)
A person is shot to death in a television studio.
Polyester (1981)
Divine starred in this John Waters movie playing a character, "Francine Fishpaw", who had an alliterated name. In their previous cinema movie collaboration, Divine had portrayed a character called "Dawn Davenport", a character who also had an alliterated name.
Basket Case (1982)
It is referenced.
Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
People die in a television studio.
Video Violence 2 (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Runaways (1989) (Video)
A small poster is visible in front of a theater.
Der Todesking (1990)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
In Bad Taste (2000) (TV Special)
Popular: Coup (2001) (TV Episode)
Ms. Glass is about to play the movie.
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
Carpet Cleaners (2002) (Short)
dialogue from christmas scene
That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)
Several of John Water's films are listed on screen under his name the first time he speaks about Peter Berlin.
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
John Waters mentions it.
Blow Me (2005) (Short)
on cinema marqee
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
This Filthy World (2006)
John Waters mentions it.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Divine Inspiration (2015) (TV Episode)
Katya and Kennedy Davenport are assigned the scene "Cha Cha Heels" based on this movie for the main challenge.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Countdown to the Crown (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown of contestants from the "Divine Inspiration" main challenge.
No Stopping the Stover (2016)
Stills shown & discussed.

Featured in 

Divine Waters (1985)
Homo Promo (1993)
Divine Trash (1998)
John Waters mentions it. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown.
Playboy: The Story of X (1998) (Video)
In Bad Taste (2000) (TV Special)
Indie Sex: Taboos (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
SexTV: Pink or Blue?: The Science of Sex Selection/John Waters (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from film used in John Waters profile.
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
excerpt; cited as example of GLBT cinema
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown.
I Am Divine (2013)
Clips featured.
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture: Out (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip shown

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