Delightfully deranged. I laughed throughout because of how ridiculous it is. Divine is really really funny and all out in this one. Mink Stole with her car crash scene and Edith Massey in her ridiculous s&m outfit also stand out. Waters has a talent at making people who do revolting things seem oddly adorable. That's what this film is: revolting but adorable.
this is probably the shrillest movie i've ever seen thanks to the dreamland actors' weird way of talking (well, shouting). that being said, this is either where john waters started to click for me or i'm just getting used to, in the best way possible, his particular style of low-budget glamorous trash
"El cine es un invento sin futuro", dijo uno de los Lumiere sin pensar de que su invento serviría para filmar esta exhibición de gloriosas atrocidades. Ver a Divine violarse a si mismo, a Mink Stole convertida en hare-krishna, a Edith Massey enjaulada y perdiendo un brazo y todos los otros momentos cumbres de este John Waters en su pico máximo de creatividad kitsch cuentan tanto como el tren llegando a la estación.
I honestly believe making 'good' bad taste is one of the most precarious talents in cinema. Today provocateurs are more concerned with insulting taboos, rather than, in their sick ways, celebrating them as an affront to normalcy. This is still transgressive, and it really stings when Dawn threatens to institutionalise her daughter. It's raw and pure, sicko cat nip. Shantay you stay.
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!