Polyester (1981)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 30

No one cared thus far. Do you?

AKA:
Year: 1981
Directed by: John Waters
Starring: Divine (Francine), David Samson (Elmer), Mary Garlington (Lulu), Ken King (Dexter), Edith Massey (Cuddles), Tab Hunter (Todd), Mink Stole (Sandra)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:26:01
Genres: Infidelity, CrossDressing, Misc Paraphilias, Family, Obesity, Porno-Themed

Plot – Spoilers:
The dysfunctional Fishpaw family includes Francine (Divine in drag), the obese mother who’s bullied by her kids, husband and mother and finds companionship in a former maid who’s recently come into money. Dad runs a porn theater and is banging his secretary. The daughter is hyperactive and prone to awkward dancing for no reason, while the son is a junkie with a bizarre foot fetish that has him stomping on attractive women’s feet in their city of Baltimore. The family moves from one breakdown to another in camp style before settling down in a crescendo.

The Odorama thing was actually followed through by John Waters and scratch cards were distributed to viewers at the time.

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Kirby
Kirby
October 4, 2020 4:28 am

Watchable but not good as pink flamingos. 3/5 *

OJ
OJ
November 4, 2020 9:25 am

Jesus what a garbage…….

Louise
Louise
Reply to  OJ
June 1, 2022 5:41 pm

you obviously have 0 understanding of John Waters, Divine, or any of their work. Waters’ pieces serve to make fun of what makes a “good” movie. fortunately idiots like you exist, and the rest of us can laugh at you.

Rumpel
Rumpel
Reply to  Louise
June 2, 2022 6:36 pm

OJ is the guy who thinks marvel and batman movies are good

Porusniuc Adina
Porusniuc Adina
April 21, 2021 4:27 pm

what a …bad comedy

Louise
Louise
Reply to  Porusniuc Adina
June 1, 2022 5:39 pm

the genius of John Waters going right over your head 😉

Stan
Stan
May 19, 2021 5:41 am

I don’t know why people hate this movie, it’s actually really good and pretty fucking deep. I give this movie 5/5

Louise
Louise
Reply to  Stan
June 1, 2022 5:39 pm

people who are legit serious when they say anything by John Waters is “bad” completely miss the point of the entirety of his work.

Last
Last
February 13, 2022 4:11 am

This movie is fucking everything and I love it

Rumpel
Rumpel
June 2, 2022 6:37 pm

that was very comic. sharp irony

zioSilleni
zioSilleni
June 3, 2022 12:21 am

actually pretty good. I enjoyed it ..maybe I would it swift up a ten mins