November 18, 1998

Every time I see this flick, it gets better and better. Not the way that a fine wine gets better with age, but more like the way a pair of sneakers age. The first time you wear them, they make you uncomfortable, but with every time you wear ’em, they become a part of you. After a while, you talk your friends into trying them, but they just don’t understand. Your mother says they stink and to try a different kind of shoe, but she just doesn’t understand. You sneak into her room at night and beat her with your saintly sneakers….Well, maybe that’s not a good analogy. Anyway, since its first appearance in 1972, Pink Flamingos has had an amazing following. This is the film that put John Waters on the map as ‘The Prince of Puke.’

Divine (of course) stars as Babs Johnson, the filthiest person on earth. That’s all you need to know about it. No way am I going to spoil the surprises that await for the first time viewer. The cast is full of the usual Dreamland players, including Cookie, Edie, Mary Vivian and David (watch for David and his turkey neck!)

Year – 1972
Rating – NC-17
Runtime – 93 minutes
Genre – John Waters
Director(s) – John Waters
Writer(s) – John Waters
Actor(s) – Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Do my balls, Mama!" - Cracker (Danny Mills)