The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
John Waters' second film, shot on 8mm, and featuring Divine for the first time. Essentially a plotless collage of random incidents involving sex, drugs, religion and 'The Wizard of Oz', it ... See full summary »
A rich housewife murders her husband with the help of her overweight maid, and the two go on the run, ending up in Mortville, a town providing refuge for criminals. They shack up with a lesbian ex-wrestler and her murderess lover, before running into the tyrannical Queen Carlotta, ruler of Mortville... Written by
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I can't believe no one will ever read this comment because I am so late at commenting.
I guess I'll just mention that this is possibly my favorite Waters film; I love the sets, I love the characters, the dialog... this could go on for a while.
Basically, Waters (along with a cast of grisly looking bums) effectively convinced me that Mortville was a REAL place, disgusting, vile, garish, scary, putrid in every sense of the word- but man, in one shot, you can glimpse the coolest umbrella I ever did see.
Also, Edie is maybe at her FUNNIEST here; she DOESN'T play some kind of retard, she plays a Queen, and she does a great job. And Cookie does a great dance routine you won't want to miss.
If you purchase this (as you SHOULD) you'd be a fool not to watch it with the commentary.
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