Pink Flamingos (1972)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 123

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Directed by: John Waters
Starring: Divine (Divine), David Lochary (Raymond Marble), Mink Stole (Connie Marble), Edith Massey (Edie), Mary Vivian Pearce (Cotton), Channing Wilroy (Channing), Cookie Mueller (Cookie)
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:47:05
Genres: Bizarre, CrossDressing-Gay, Food, Scat, Captivity, Sexual-Violence against Women, Sexuality involving Animals

Plot – Spoilers:
The filthiest person alive Divine, is hiding away in a trailer to avoid the pitfalls that come with being the filthiest person alive. She lives with her mother Edie who sits in a baby cot all day fetishing on eggs. Divine has a companion Cotton and an overgrown son Channing who’s into weird sex to impress the kinky Cotton.

Divine’s notoriety is resented by the Marble couple who most famously rear babies in their cellar. The Marbles think Divine’s fame is undeserved and are in a constant effort to wrest the ‘most filthiest’ title away from her.

Pink Flamingos’ notoriety stems from the bizarre fetishes some characters engage in, such as licking furniture and rooms as part of casting a spell. But the notoriety mostly comes from its bowel-grinding final scene. The Cut featured here includes deleted scenes (presented by John Waters at the end of the film) – these scenes are not particularly effed up, rather they were cut out during the editing process.

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juliana nascimento
juliana nascimento
June 27, 2020 2:37 am

´Uma pena ñ ter legendas

RedArmageddon
RedArmageddon
June 28, 2020 10:05 pm

THIS MOVIE IS SO ZANY !! >:^0
Not that is bad, I really liked it, really had some freaky/offbeat scenes (ex: the footlicking scene). This movie have alot of bizzaro scenes. But it’s still enjoyable, the plot is,,,, interresting, the characters are colorful and some of the music used is kinda of catchy.
Favorite moment had to be the wedding scene !!
Recommend (!!), except if you don’t like weird fetishy-scenes. >:^]
(I’m also real glad they had this movie here, thank you soooo much !!)

Succubus
Succubus
Reply to  RedArmageddon
October 19, 2020 11:19 pm

LOL agreed. Weird and so bad that it’s good. There’s a lot of bad films that try to be like this but are just bad.

Whoreforgore
Whoreforgore
July 7, 2020 3:20 pm

Pretty disappointed this wasn’t fucked up like everyone made it to be. Super bad acting. But it’s very different so I liked it a little and I definitely loved Devine.

slutty.mcnutty
slutty.mcnutty
Reply to  Whoreforgore
August 7, 2020 11:37 pm

I totally agree. Friends of mine touted this movie as hard to stomach so certain expectations I held going into watching the film weren’t met.

Jayjay
Jayjay
July 24, 2020 5:49 am

Brilliantly revolting film from the King of Kitch! Loved it!

Idekyetfuck
Idekyetfuck
August 30, 2020 1:10 pm

This film will forever be a classic. One of the most important films in queer cinema. Obviously it isn’t gory or anything, but it’s surprising graphic for an American film (especially for that time). It still impresses me that Divine was able to eat real dog feces for this role. Talk about commitment!

Succubus
Succubus
October 19, 2020 11:17 pm

Exploitation films, grindhouse, blue comedy, and Japanese gore/pinku films are my literal favorites everrrrr, as well as any bizarre banned erotic horror/slasher films from USA and worldwide like Germany and France…and that one from Serbia…

Seeing films like this that are so iconoclastic is great. It’s titillating….it’s not so in your face and senseless and horrifying like A Serbian Film. The most disturbing part of this film is that there’s a lot more like it in 70s USA. Which makes me wonder why there was a whole era of films like this? Even UK has ’em; such as the one I just downloaded: Smashing Bird I Used To Know (School for Unclaimed Girls) 1969. There’s 100s…maybe 1000s. The hippie era’s films and music were strange and symptomatic of all Hollyweird controversies. This makes it hard to believe that there was such a dark kinky side to the same industry that pumped out The Bee Gees, The Beatles, Jackson 5, Mamas and Papas during this era, wholesome things on the surface…there was a dark industry underneath that basked in quirky kink like this and sex crimes and drugs.

So while I know these films are a comedic mask to a perverted dark industry where your favorite stars probably partook in stuff like this, dress up in drag and m*sturbate to, I do enjoy many parts of this. The scene from 6:00 to 8:00 was iconic. The dialogue was brow raising and hilarious. “You can eat s— for all I care, Miss Sandstone. There’s two kinds of people. My kind of people…and a-holes.” LOL!!!

This movie reminds me of Gummo 1997, or Gummo reminds me of it, since it’s a younger film; there’s weird imagery, but not gratuitously so. In Gummo, there were loads of characters who didn’t connect to each other. But what connected them was how weird they were for growing up in an impoverished small town lost in USA. Here, there’s so much weird s— going on, but it’s relevant. That’s what I like about it. I might hate the lifestyle(s) of people involved in the film, but this film as a standalone artpiece is iconic in its own way and I wish I had the balls to do something like it myself.

Angela
Angela
October 27, 2020 7:05 pm

This film is just… marvelous.
It’s funny but still interesting.
I have never watched anything like this before, I loved it!

GoreWhore
GoreWhore
March 8, 2021 4:23 am

Crackers is so hot I wanna blow him too :p

Gothcoldbrew
Gothcoldbrew
May 17, 2021 8:18 am

<3 this

ahotlesbianmess
ahotlesbianmess
Reply to  Gothcoldbrew
June 12, 2022 12:09 am

bmf rn.

Stain Keehl
Stain Keehl
May 18, 2021 7:22 am

Boring af

ballbuster
ballbuster
July 9, 2021 6:30 am

Nauseating and fucking hilarious. The uncomfortable fetish scenes only add to how fun this movie is.

filthedupmutt
filthedupmutt
August 27, 2021 5:14 am

no wonder it’s a cult classic amongst us queer elders 😛 loved watching this!

Gothic_1999
Gothic_1999
January 24, 2022 9:41 pm

I love this movie I know some people don’t think it’s “extreme” enough but I think it’s funny and very entertaining.

Moelester
Moelester
April 14, 2022 6:44 am

Disgusting and Disturbing

snuffiedoll
snuffiedoll
May 31, 2022 12:00 am

this movie was progressive for it’s time and it was fun finding out more about the cast members after the watch, some of the cast has also been featured in another movie together with their director john waters titled “female trouble” which will hopefully make it onto EUM one day too

FrankyTeardrop
FrankyTeardrop
June 4, 2022 9:55 am

epitome of EUM and a perfect pick for pride month. cheers homos

red
red
June 4, 2022 11:57 pm

Its more filthy then gory however I will say as a disturbing movie lover there were some scenes I couldnt get through like the one where cookie is raped (I have no idea how they pulled that off without her getting hurt) and the scene where divine gives a blowjob. Though i will say it was effed up and a great film

g.d.
g.d.
July 16, 2022 1:39 am

gotta love how seemingly the only thing that disgusts raymond is trans people … wack standards he got there (haven’t finished the movie so if he’s disgusted by anything else post the 1:03:00 mark I’m not there yet)

g.d.
g.d.
Reply to  g.d.
July 16, 2022 1:42 am

also, the narration is gold. it’s so sparsely put in that you forget it’s there until you’re blasted with a voice in an indecipherable accent completely overriding the rest of the audio. the severe shift in quality from the narration and the diegetic audio reminds me of vet-san from nnsg lmao

Doktor G'Hul
Doktor G'Hul
July 25, 2022 4:15 pm

It’s not so much that you’re able to say that you enjoyed it. It’s just that you can say you saw it.