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Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos
Actors: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills
Director: John Waters
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
NC-17     2004     1hr 33min

A family of rednecks and a pair of swingers do battle with one another for the rights to the title the filthiest people alive. Studio: New Line Home Video Release Date: 06/14/2005 Starring: Divine Mary Vivian Pearce Ru...  more »


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Actors: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills
Director: John Waters
Creator: John Waters
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 26
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

"Please Remove Yourself From My Office!"
B. Heeley | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is hilarious! It's so good! Judging by some of the low reviews this movie has received, it's pretty clear that these people have no sense of humour and probably grew up in the Bible Belt of America living under rocks with no clue of anything involving creativity.

People, this movie is SUPPOSED TO BE GROSS, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE DISGUSTING, IT DELIBERATELY HAS BAD ACTING...all these things make this movie so appealing. The main character is a transvestite, her son has a chicken sex fetish, the mother is obsessed with eating eggs and lives in a play pen, the villains have red and blue hair and keep girls impregnated by their chauffeur locked in the could it get any better??

I laugh harder everytime I see this movie and I'm sure anyone with a sense of humour will strongly agree and find it equally as amusing!"
Which came first - the chicken or the Egg Man?
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you can sit thru some of the most disturbing scenes ever filmed, you will be rewarded by some of the funniest. A must-see for John Waters fans, although after seeing this movie umpteen times, I still fast-forward past the chicken sex scene and the mom-fellates-son scene - they are still too horrible for me to watch! The highlights include Edith Massey, who spends the entire movie in a playpen wearing dirty underwear and obsessing about eggs; Divine's unique way of keeping her dinner steak warm; and the pepperoni-enhanced flasher. If you're the easily-offended type, don't ever watch it. If you like sick humor and are a Waters fan, you must have this in your collection."
The Girl Can't Help It!!!!!
S. A DUNN | Chehalis, WA United States | 04/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the trash movie from which all other bad movies should be judged by! The Grandmama of filth, Divine SHINES like a turd in this one!

Leave it to the Pope of trash, John Waters to set the record straight on the All American practice of "Keeping Up With The Jonses!" As Divine proudly states in this film: "It's virtually impossible to be filthier than Divine!" And SHe proves that point in the end by proudly scarfing down on that dog's spoor!

My favorite scene:
Where Divine shoplifts that steak between HIr thighs! Later when SHe is cooking it, HIr daughter remarks how good it smells. Divine replies, that it ought to, cause SHe kept it warm all day in "HIr own little oven!!!"

King George W. wouldnt like this movie. However if you have been warped in the 1970's by the National Lampoon, and if you have not seen the most infamous movie ever made, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU????!!!!"
My first wanted poster and I look just awful !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 10/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Pink Flamingos really was the film John Waters made to make him famous--and it worked, although he didn't truly enter mainstream cinema for some years to come. The plot moves along rather well--better than I expected; and the acting is great. The scenes and plot are so silly that I found it entertaining although I wouldn't give it quite the full five stars.

The action begins when Connie and Raymond Marble (Mink Stole and David Lochary, respectively) become involved in a huge fight with Babs Johnson, a.k.a. Divine (Divine) over who is the filthiest person alive. The Marbles even hire a spy, Cookie (Cookie Mueller) to get them the dirt (no pun intended) on Divine and her family. Divine lives in a broken down trailer home in the woods. Divine's crazy son Crackers (Danny Mills), her mentally challenged, egg loving mother Edie (Edith Massey) and her good friend Cotton (Mary Vivian Pearce) live with her.

The Marbles start to torture Divine and her family not just with a spy but also with the lovely (ahem) package they send to Divine--a piece of "number two." Of course it's only a matter of time before Divine and her family attack the Marble's home; and The Marbles attack Divine's home.

Be prepared--this is no movie for the squeamish. There are scenes of (ahem) rather unusual modes of love making, human mutilation, and there's the infamous scene at the end in which Divine eats a dog's you-know-what. Actually, the last scene is so talked about it came off as slightly less (well, very slightly less) repugnant than I thought it would be.

The movie was made on a very, very low budget, so if you want great cinematography and choreography, look elsewhere. I would suppose, however, that the choreography works well in crowd scenes including the scene in which everybody at Divine's birthday party attacks the police.

The DVD comes with a 12 minute 25th anniversary extra that gives us deleted scenes from the movie; and we get the original theatrical trailer as well.

Overall, Pink Flamingos may not be as bad as they say it is--I rather liked it. Sure, it's a tad gross at times; but it's all in good fun. This movie should appeal to adults who can handle creative movies that are clearly out of the mainstream.

Thank you, John Waters!