Thursday, January 13, 2011

Female Trouble (1974)

5 / 5
Tagline:  Divine Returns! with the whole "Pink Flamingos" gang in John Waters' Female Trouble
Directed by:  John Waters
Written by:  John Waters
Actors include:  Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole
Genre:  Comedy, Exploitation, Crime, Horror
Length:  89 minutes
Banned:  Nope

This is my all time favorite John Waters film and in fact in the commentary he says this is his favorite too.  The whole thing is extremely over the top so if you have a problem with ridiculousness turn away.  Divine plays Dawn Davenport (and actually gets screwed by himself in the role of Earl Peterson), a girl who doesn't get cha cha heels for Christmas.  She has fit and takes off where she gets impregnated by Earl.  Her daughter Taffy (Mink Stole in her most hilarious role) is neglected and is most certainly retarded (if you ask Dawn) and in an act of rebellion she tries to stop her mother for once and for all.  Stop Dawn from what?  Well on the road she was noticed by two beauty "consultants" shall we say (David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce).  They have her shooting eyeliner (beauty treatments) and since they believe crime is beauty they have her doing nasty things while they take pictures.  The climax is too much (in a good way), and I pretty much laugh from the second this starts to the end.  Heck even the title makes me laugh!  It's naughty, gross, perverse but most of all highly entertaining.  This is a must for fans of this sort of sleaze.

Availability:  On DVD

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