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804 Ratings


Directed by John Waters
United States, 1981


For a “good Christian woman”, the money to support her lifestyle comes from her husband’s porno theater, the neighbors are protesting, her son is the notorious “Baltimore Stomper,” her daughter is knocked up by a local hoodlum, and her husband is having an affair with his secretary.

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Polyester Directed by John Waters

Critics reviews

A disgusting, hilarious, and infinitely inappropriate send-up of consumerism, sexism, teenage eroticism, and the redeeming power of violently killing your enemies, POLYESTER is the great postmodern response to Douglas Sirk’s intricately stylized and mannered melodramas.
June 03, 2016
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Only Waters would think to combine campy melodrama with huckster gimmickry. That said, he’s also the only one to incorporate foot fetishism, glue sniffing, smut peddling, abortions, and (be still, your hearts) former teen heartthrob Tab Hunter. Presented in glorious Odorama, Polyester marks when, as the Prince of Puke himself posits, "Hollywood and my underground met for the first time.
October 14, 2015
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