"Fascinating - you don't want to watch, but you can't turn away."
Wow. I knew John Waters was out there. I've seen Cry Baby, I've seen Hairspray. Pink Flamingos was so much more. You've read the other reviews, you know about the incest, rape, cannibalism etc etc. But! Don't be turned off. If you have to see this movie for any reason, it's to see the singing anus.Yes, a singing anus - it's a skill my friends and I have considered perfecting. There are so many more reasons to see Pink Flamingos, though. A delightful rendition of Humpty Dumpty, some bright blue pubic hair, a castrated man, sex with a chicken (now that's gotta hurt).
Ok, this is how the story goes. Divine (using the name Babs) is in hiding in a trailor that has no address. She has with her a flatmate named Cotton, a sexually deviant son Crackers and her overweight egg-obsessed mother, Eidie. She has been named by the media as the Filthiest Person Alive - a title you would presume to be not particularly sought after. Aha! Not so! Enter blue haired Raymond (a dead ringer for Pinhead from Neighbours - for all those Aussies who are reading), orange haired Connie and their fertile Butler. They own a drug ring that pushes in school yards, many porn shops and run a business that involves abducting young women from the streets, impregnating them (via their butler) and selling the babies to lesbian couples. They want to be known as the Filthiest People Alive, and will stop at nothing to rid the world of Filthy Divine.
Pitch Filthy against Filthy and you're asking for trouble. And trouble is exactly what John Waters provides. I love it! I just love it! Ditch neo-trash...dump neo-violence (Tarrantino just doesn't rate in comparison) - if there is any film that you must see, it's Pink Flamingos. Oh sure, you'll probably hate it at the time, you'll wish you hadn't eaten a meal beforehand and you'll vow to never put yourself through anything like it again. In retrospect, however, you will be delighted at your iron gut and open-mindedness. And you'll have some pretty swanky moves to put on your partner next time you weasle them into bed.A word of warning: do not eat beforehand and do not view if you're weak stomached. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the strange and wonderful show unrolling before you.
PS She really truely ate that dog shit. Oh...mi....god.