What I took away from this movie is that I'm fashion = violence and that I'm going to lead a boring life because I'm heterosexual. God I love John Waters! This film actual does end up serving as a rather wonderful comment on our obsession with celebrity. The court scene was a bit long but the last shot was just wonderful. As always, completely outrageous, very sick and extremely funny. Loved it. Long live Divine.
Completely over the top, loud and chaotic, this low budget film shows the american underworld as filthy and magical as it probably is. Underacted,it is a hilarious tale about how low people can go. If I had to put Female Trouble in one unique category, it would have to be: Screamed Acting.
Thank you from the bottom of my black little heart! You came here for some excitement tonight and that's just what you're going to get! Take a good look at ME because I'm going to be on the front of every newspaper in this country tomorrow! You're looking at crime personified AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT! I
In which we are introduced to one of the best lines in cinema history: "I wouldn't suck your lousy dick if I was suffocating and there was oxygen in your balls!" John Waters, as always, subverting everything that's subvertible about proscriptive middle-class normativity. Why be in the thrall of the depraved spectacle that is our society when you can BE the depraved spectacle in society! Yaass queen!
First half: A comic masterpiece on the level of monty python. Second half: Evidence that Waters is incapable of pulling off a sustained, complete work...his movies ALWAYS wear out their welcome and run out of ideas.
This is the one: dirty deluxe. A gloriously crude collision of punk aesthetic and perceptive social comment wrapped up in a hilariously funny gob in the face of every norm you could wish to savage. All at least ten years ahead of its time. Truly divine.