I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Filmed in ODORAMA
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
The films of John Waters are definitely some of the most bewildering there are. The 70's spawned a lot of different directors around the world, and Waters was one of them, making the raunchy and trashy "Pink flamingos". Polyester is not as 'filthy' as the latter, but maintains that strange style that Waters goes for with his films.
It is good that he lessens down the scale of nudity and disgusting imagery, and tries to balance the film out more as just a wild comedy, and that is what it is. The story follows a housewife (Divine), whose married to a pornographer and her children are off the chain, with her son becoming known for breaking women's feet in the…
God bless John Waters. Even his relative move into the mainstream is filled with abortion talk, Moral Majority parody, throwback '50s hooliganism, Medici-level intra-family scheming for power, and more. Divine is just wonderful as the frumpy housewife trying to keep a lid on her hell family's mania.
I am kinda glad I didn't have the odorama card. I wouldn't've been able to resist scratching and sniffing it, and I know I would have regretted it. John Waters nails the satire of suburban life, taking his ramped up, twisted, campy look at it and turning it into a weirdly scathing homage.
There’s a scene somewhere in Polyester where a family’s pet dog hangs itself from the refrigerator, suicide note written sloppily on a piece of cardboard with god-knows-what and all, in an attempt to escape an ugly scene that keeps on escalating in the household that involves the attempted suicide of others, as well as lots of screaming from Francine, the mother of the house. This is one image that won’t sit right with a lot of people; particularly dog lovers and the many sane individuals of the world. Luckily, and gladly I might add, I’m not the latter. It’s a rather shocking and twisted image, but it’s also one of the many scenes in this gem (with a capital “G”)…
Francine Fishpaw (Divine) of 538 (Jane) Wyman way gets more than the full Sirkian lot of suburban oppressions to work through, though aside from the opening intro of her house (with blue outside light refracted/distorted Fassinberishly through the windows) this is proudly cruddy filmmaking. The John Waters stock company internalize, magnify and vilify everything awful about conservatively mainstream American society, transfiguring it into lots of shrieking camp. A lot a lot a lot to take, and my limited exposure to conscious camp normally exhausts me, but nearly all of the lines connect; funny's funny. Best bits: the dog hanging itself (!), the Marguerite Duras triple-feature drive-in, "I look into my future and all I see is a long, dark highway, filled with endless tollbooths and no exits."
I demand Odorama for all future movies.
pretty much the perfect movie and john waters' best film. a fat black lady pops a tire by biting it, a dog commits suicide by hanging himself from a refrigerator, and a school kid on angel dust with a foot fetish terrorizes the city by stomping on women's toes. RIP divine.
This made me laugh so hard. Like I seriously thought I would puke at one point, and not just because of the odorama.
FEMALE TROUBLE/POLYESTER Double Feature.
I feel like I took acid, somehow wandered into a drag show where the crowd got shot at so I ran out and hid in a dumpster and then I woke up to find myself lobotomized in a mental hospital where all I could do was watch as the lunatics took over the asylum... and I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not.
Να πείθει η Divine για άπαρτη θεούσα, και να μην της δίνουν το Oscar; Α ρε #2 στο Odorama που σας χρειάζεται!
Yeah it's pretty terrible. Still love Serial Mom!
Odorama στις Νύχτες Πρεμιέρας 2014.
Μόνο για το χαβαλέ.
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