Pink Flamingos

Waters' exercise in deliberately appalling taste is not for the sensitive, needless to say, offering a series of more or less disgusting gags (a messy copulation involving the killing of a chicken, loads of scatological references, a close-up of a scrawny youth spectacularly flexing his anus) deployed around a plot in which a villainous couple attempt to wrest from Divine 'her' claim to be the most disgusting person alive. The cast camp it up as if auditioning for some long-gone Warhol project. Waters raids de Sade in pursuit of extremes, but the difference between him and Warhol (or that other arch-exponent of extreme disgust, Otto Muehl) is that Waters' grotesquerie is decidedly trivial.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Waters
Screenwriter: John Waters
Cast: Divine
David Lochary
Mary Vivian Pearce
Mink Stole
Danny Mills
Edith Maney
Channing Wilroy
Cookie Mueller
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