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Worth A Look: 22.54%
Average: 14.08%
Pretty Bad: 16.9%
Total Crap: 14.08%

5 reviews, 41 user ratings

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by Miss Stress

"Mommy, when's the bad lady gunna go away?"
1 stars

Sitting in a Cult Films class you would expect to see some pretty weird shit...well nothing was as weird as this!

Sex, Drugs, Drag, Incest and Cannibalism...who could ask for anything more. I certainly couldn't.

There is a reason this movie was only released in the Midnight Movie circuit, well mutiple reasons that is. Being a big fan of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (boo hiss you can all hate me now) I had no problem with any of the said activities mentioned above, but John Waters took the cake on this one.

Despite the lack of story, lest you count fighting for the title of "Filthiest People Alive" as a plot, this movie goes from being sick to just downright nauseating.

You have Divine "Babs" living with her typical white-trash son, her immature egg-obsessed mother, and and a virginal voyeuristic companion, who you're not sure actually fits into the story at all.

Then we have the Marbles: Raymond and Connie. To capture this famed title "Filthest People Alive", which the Marbles believe they are and not Divine and her trailer trash family, Raymond and Connie kidnapp young girls, have their butler impregnate them and sell their babies to lesbian couples, not only that, they also run pornography shops and heroin rings.

Not impressed at all let me tell you. Although one scene I did get a kick out of was one of Raymond's park flasher escapades, where instead of giving the girl the shock of her life, she returns the favor by showing him her own dick.

All and all this is not a movie I need to or want to see again. Which says alot being as I usually like John Waters' films. Just not the ones where Divine gives head, eats dog shit, and where a guy fucks a girl with a chicken while someone else watches. Oh Well. It's gunna take along long time to forget this one.

"If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation." --John Waters

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User Comments

2/26/15 stanley welles an outdated experiment in bad taste 1 stars
8/10/10 Chad Dillon Cooper Landmark movie has something for everyone. 5 stars
5/08/09 Doody Head Loved the doody eating scene. Classic entertanment 5 stars
3/18/09 Josie Cotton is a goddess All i can say is HOLY FUCK! 4 stars
9/16/08 damalc shocking and at times funny, but just a waste after shock wears off 2 stars
4/14/08 Will Tingle see it (uncut) for the "shock" but know that crap plot, acting and filming = crap movie 1 stars
2/10/07 Jazz One of the funniest movies I have ever seen, disturbed everyone i saw it with, but is fucki 5 stars
2/02/07 Glenn Soffen I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! The blowjob scene made me hard. I guess I'm sick but I like it. 5 stars
8/01/06 Smokezilla One of the few movies that I love just as much today as the first time I watched it. 5 stars
8/07/05 daddymike worth a look 4 stars
3/13/05 malaya hilarious, radical. beyond porn! 5 stars
12/08/04 2kte4u John is brilliant 4 stars
3/19/04 Morally Sound The most disguting, vile thing I have ever seen, Scarred me for life. See it! 4 stars
3/02/04 Janet A movie to only shock people is outrageously immature. No one should waste their time. 1 stars
6/08/03 earl hoffert one fo the greatest films ever made 5 stars
5/21/02 Charles Tatum THIS is what John Waters has been trying to live up to since? 3 stars
5/19/02 Peter vanHaaften I loved the dog shit part, they needed incest, all in all i almost blew my load 5 stars
5/17/02 Jake I had to watch this more that once to really like it. It's really funny and crazy! 5 stars
4/03/02 Edfink Lombardo John Water's brilliance is at its prime in this mondo-trasho cult classic! 5 stars
3/11/02 Brad Streep Decadant BRILLIANCE! I love you John!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
12/12/01 slappy jacks waters is a mad fag art fag butcher of morals gotta love him 4 stars
11/23/01 Andrew Carden Pretty Unfunny and EXTREMLY Stupid Movie. 2 stars
4/15/01 GeorgE McCaul I personally did not like this film, but I know many who do and can understand why. 3 stars
3/29/01 zippernek least the acting is not second class.... 2 stars
3/15/01 Sthenno Another piece of trash art!Babs heads the way for Edie,Crackers,Cotton,& fights for filth! 5 stars
3/12/01 wasif khan i do not know about this. i haven't seen this. 5 stars
3/03/01 Matt Word!!!! 5 stars
2/21/01 Rocket Boy THE definitive cult classic. 5 stars
2/06/01 Classicdog More fun than eating a turd 4 stars
8/09/00 The King of the Bros More fun than fucking chickens! 5 stars
10/11/99 Weird Andy I hope Waters is lyin' when he claims that was a real dog turd. 4 stars
9/19/99 Aaron White Like a clown uncensored, pulls every trick the superego can't accept. 4 stars
9/17/99 the Grinch I like John Waters the person, but Waters the filmmaker is cheap and scatalogical 2 stars
12/08/98 Binky Tough to look away from, but pretty stinky. 3 stars
11/25/98 little jerry Edie The Egg Lady ,what a cutie. 4 stars
10/31/98 Silent Rob Like a rail disaster! What do PF and Led Zep have in common?Both feature a singing asshole! 4 stars
10/24/98 grunter Pantywaists beware; this is the real fuckin' freakshow; if only my ass could do that. 5 stars
8/23/98 Mister Whoopee Toe-sucking. Odd. 3 stars
8/17/98 Miss Stress run, run away! well unless you want to see a girl fucked with a chicken 2 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} Gross. Too gross. Not the classic you're told it is. Simply gross. 2 stars
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  11-Apr-1997 (NC-17)
  DVD: 07-Sep-2004



Directed by
  John Waters

Written by
  John Waters

  David Lochary
  Mary Vivian Pearce
  Mink Stole
  Danny Mills
  Edith Massey

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