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This is the movie that made John Waters famous, and quite possibly the film that made bad taste cool. Yes, Virginia, a large transvestite actually eats dog feces as a kind of dizzying denouement to this frequently illogical and intentionally disgusting movie, but by the time that happens, you're already numb ... and you've possibly laughed to the point of losing bladder control.

The plot revolves around two vile families laying claim to the title "The Filthiest People Alive." You've got pregnant women in pits, you've got grown men getting sexual satisfaction from chickens, you've got people licking furniture to perform trailer-park voodoo, and you've got classic lines like: "Oh my God! The couch ... it ... it rejected you!"

Waters, who went on to direct genuine pop-culture classics such as Hairspray and Serial Mom, made this celluloid sideshow with one aim--to make a name for himself. It worked. He does have a genuine eye for filmmaking (when the trailer burns down, you feel the white heat of Divine's pain and anger). On the other hand, you won't notice any disclaimers about stunt doubles and animals not being mistreated. There weren't, and they were. Welcome to the filthiest film in the world. --Grant Balfour

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CastMink Stole, Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, David Lochary, Danny Mills
DirectorJohn Waters
Screen WriterJohn Waters
DVD Release Date:  September 7, 2004
Runtime:  93 minutes
Studio:  New Line Home Entertainment
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review by . January 03, 2008
This movie is very disturbing. Sure I have seen and enjoyed many Cheezy movies and independent movies too. But, this movie goes beyond cheezy. Its also Pretty much a porno flick for those of you who have not seen the film. It also has its funny in areas to release some of it's discomfort. The simplicity of the story is testament to Waters' gross-out goals. Divine stars as Babs Johnson, the matriarch of a trailer-dwelling family-gang that relishes its tabloid label of "filthiest people alive." Thus …
review by . March 26, 2007
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"PINK FLAMINGOS"    Filth to Be Judged By    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    "Pink Flamingos"--what memories come to mind!!!!!!!!!!!! Perhaps one of the most infamous films of all times shows how trash can be regarded as film---and we love it. This is the movie by which all other trash movies are measured. John Waters' early film has become a classic of bad taste. "Pink Flamingos" is a must see movie and for those of you who have not seen …
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