What kind of plot could hold all this nastiness together? Well, naturally it's a story about a rivalry between Divine (played, strangely enough, by Divine) and Mink Stole's fellow degenerate as they spar over bragging rights for Filthiest Person Alive. This results in arsons and murders a-plenty, and you can rest assured that Stole's got nothing on Divine, particularly in the gastronomic department.
When the film isn't disgusting (and that's rare, believe me), it's just plain bizarre. Edith Massey is, as always, absolutely unwatchable, this time confined to a crib where she screams constantly to be fed eggs. Well, of course.
For this 25th anniversary DVD release (bundled with the director's cut of Female Trouble), Waters tacks on some deleted scenes to the end, providing commentary not only about them, but suggesting that his state of mind might not have been the most stable back in the 70s. His commentary track makes that all the clearer.
Run time: 93 mins
In Theaters: Monday 1st October 1979
Budget: $12 thousand
Production compaines: Dreamland Productions
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 32 Rotten: 8
IMDB: 6.1 / 10
Director: John Waters
Producer: John Waters
Screenwriter: John Waters
Starring: Divine as Divine / Babs Johnson, David Lochary as Raymond Marble, Mary Vivian Pearce as Cotton, Mink Stole as Connie Marble, Danny Mills as Crackers, Edith Massey as Edie, Channing Wilroy as Channing, Cookie Mueller as Cookie, Susan Walsh as Suzie, Linda Olgeirson as Linda