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 ...
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... 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.
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.
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 »
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 parents, his brother, Divine's mom, actors and crew, other directors, film critics, a film curator, psychologists, and Maryland's last censor, who shudders at the memory of Waters's pictures. Also included is footage of Waters making his early movies, culminating in an up-close and in-depth look at Pink Flamingos: the script, the set, the filming conditions, its editing, its distribution, and its impact. In sweet ways, this documentary is also a celebration of Divine (1945-1988). Written by
Underground films are... I guess what most people think of underground films are films that were made on a very cheap budget with unknown people, that sort of play sporadically. You don't really know where they're playing, you have to sort of look for them.
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Kenneth Anger and Russ Meyer declined to be interviewed for this film. See more »
Yes folks even PINK FLAMINGOES and John Waters have become mainstream, now even considered a important part of film history. Waters is now no longer a simple schlockmeister, but instead a persevering, entrepreneurial, visionary. The film, once labeled as a exercise in bad taste, is now a major point of influence for many of today's filmmakers (Jarmusch, Hartley, etc). Of course PINK FLAMINGOES is a fantastic movie and it's director and star very interesting people, but they've been interviewed a lot and some of this seems very repetitive. The real find here is the behind the scenes footage of the cult classic. The nervous, sick look on Divine's face as they get ready to film the dog pooping scene is simply unforgettable. Also has a exclusive interview with the man who did the infamous singing ass----. Overall fun for John Waters fans, but don't expect any major revelations. Major discrepancy on running times. On the video jacket it says 96 minutes, on the cassette it says 105 minutes, but the actual running time is really 90 minutes.
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