Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos

Time Out says

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

95 mins

Cast and crew

John Waters
John Waters
David Lochary
Mary Vivian Pearce
Mink Stole
Danny Mills
Edith Maney
Channing Wilroy
Cookie Mueller
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