Polyester


Dir: John Waters
Star: Divine, Tab Hunter, David Samson, Edith Massey

Could be considered inspiration for Meet the Applegates as Divine and family are so bizarre they might well be from Amazonia. Originally released with scratch and sniff cards to enhance the ambience (I've got an unused one - any offers?), even without them it remains trash in a compressed, concentrated form and a monument to tack. While it lacks the deliberate offensiveness of Pink Flamingos, this is no bad thing, as it's replaced by vicious parody of American lifestyles, clothes, habits and everything from shopping to Alcoholics Anonymous. Despite a tendency to go on ramming the point home beyond what's necessary, this is perhaps Divine's finest moment. The plot? You wouldn't believe me if I told you...

7/10


Plastic fantastic
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