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Pink Flamingos

USA, English, 93 mins

  • Director: John Waters
  • Writer: John Waters
  • Producer: John Waters

CGiii Comment

The debut of Waters - and a not-as-fat Divine...as Babs.

It truly is diabolical - no matter how you look at it.

But, if it is sleaze and filth that you are after then, this is as good a starting point as any.

Inexplicably, this film provokes bold affection.

It was a landmark to the generation that knew Divine - a powerhouse and a lavish slap in the face for the establishment.

It is, at times, hysterical, cheap and...bold.

Aaaaaah the 70s, it changed lives.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Sleaze queen Divine lives in a caravan with her mad hippie son Crackers and her 250-pound mother Mama Edie, trying to rest quietly on their laurels as 'the filthiest people alive'. But competition is brewing in the form of Connie and Raymond Marble, who sell heroin to schoolchildren and kidnap and impregnate female hitchhikers, selling the babies to lesbian couples. Finally, they challenge Divine directly, and battle commences.

Cast & Characters

Divine as Divine / Babs Johnson;
David Lochary as Raymond Marble;
Mary Vivian Pearce as Cotton;
Mink Stole as Connie Marble;
Danny Mills as Crackers;
Edith Massey as Edie;
Channing Wilroy as Channing;
Cookie Mueller as Cookie;
Paul Swift as The Egg Man;
Susan Walsh as Suzie;
Linda Olgeirson as Linda;
Pat Moran as Patty Hitler;
Jack Walsh as Party Guest;
Bob Skidmore as Delivery Boy;
Pat Lefaiver as First Lesbian

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