Female Trouble

Female Trouble ★★★★

I know a lot of people might be shocked at me, but this is actually my first John Waters experience, and I must say… it’s exactly what I expected.

What appears to be a simple gross-out comedy actually turns into a funny, intelligent (albeit supremely trashy), critical takedown of beauty, art, class, and even Waters’ thesis statement for what the rest of his career would turn out to be. Plus, it’s just a rip-roaring hilarious time. If you look at Divine doing a full backflip on a trampoline, promptly shoving a dead fish down the gullet and then immediately murdering several innocent spectators and don’t think “pure cinema” then you have worms in your brain.

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