Pink Flamingos
Guy Lochhead, 21/03/12
1972 film by Baltimore transgressive auteur John Waters. The film shows Devine and her hillbilly family living in a caravan, safe in the knowledge they are “the filthiest people alive”, but their peaceful existence is troubled by a local couple who think they have a claim to the title. Perhaps most well-known for the bolted-on scene at the end in which Devine its real dog poo… John Waters is, of course, a hero, but there are other films of his that might fit better into the frame of this project, and I might even perhaps prefer his work as an art collector, curator and expert on the bizarre to his work as a filmmaker… I’ll write about him separately.

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