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 suburban housewife's world falls apart when she finds that her pornographer husband is serially unfaithful to her, her daughter is pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
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.
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 »
The life and times of Dawn Davenport, showing her progress from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer - all of which stems from her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. She runs away from home, is raped, becomes a single mother, criminal and glamorous model before her inevitable rendezvous with the electric chair...Written by
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For Charles Watson (the Manson Family member). Waters' prison visits to Watson inspired the "crime is beauty" theme of the film, and Waters used a toy wooden helicopter Watson made for him in the credits. See more »
UK video versions were cut by 5 secs to remove a shot of Earl's disfigured penis during his attempted rape of Taffy. The cuts were waived for the 2007 EIV DVD release. See more »
FEMALE TROUBLE- It's astonishing how such an underground film can achieve, somehow, a level of entertainment that is very memorable. It's funny as hell, dirty as anything I've seen, and it makes you wonder what other gold you've missed from that time period.
Female Trouble works on many levels. A reason, I think, I and many many others adore this little film is because we can relate to it. It's definitely, to me, considered a masterpiece. It is a metaphor for the bad places we can go in life and the consequences of our stupid actions.
Anyway, Waters brings a great sense of morality to his film. When you watch this movie, you feel as if you can't believe you're watching such filth, but you also say to yourself, "I'm actually enjoying this...a lot!" It is divine trash indeed. And speaking of Divine, he MAKES this film. Divine is soooo hilarious that it's really indescribable. All the acting is good and refreshing, too.
This was the first Waters movie I saw and it sucked me in to see his other cinematography and watch it. Female Trouble remains my absolute favorite and will probably remain that way (I still need to see some of his even earlier films). This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for great laughs and a great time.
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