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.
Me: "You know, we've been dating six weeks, and except for one all the movies we've seen together have been John Waters movies."
Mitch: "I don't see the problem."
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.
The sweet smell of success. [35mm]
The mystery of the sample at the beginning of "Frontier Psychiatrist" has been solved! Without the internet!
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…
Tengo vagos recuerdos de ver anuncios en la tele de Polyester siendo estrenada en cine en México. ¿Puede ser eso posible? Considerando que su año de estreno es el año en que nací. No sé. Podría ser un recuerdo falso. Pero tengo este vago sentir de verla anunciada y pensar 'Que película tan desagradable. ¿Por qué alguien querría ver eso?'
Polyester, con su mezcla de Douglas Sirk con William Castle, está a dos pasos de ser prácticamente una película de David Lynch. Sobre todo con su tono pesadillesco sin antecedentes rumbo al final. (seguro hay un buen ensayo [o videoensayo] sobre las no muy aparentes similitudes entre Lynch y Waters como cineastas.) Las películas de Waters suelen ser asquerosas, pero…
"Gee, Francine! You're the most drinkin'est gal I know!"
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Can anyone ever not enjoy a John Waters film? Lulu likes to dance for quarters, Dexter has a foot fetish, Mr. Fishpaw runs a porn theater, and Francine is Divine. There are nuns, death by macrame, and a dog suicide. Plus, it was in fucking Odorama!
Spoiler: Odorama Cheat Sheet
3. Bobo (human trash/drugs)
7. Gas (oven)
8. New Corvette Smell
9. Dirty Shoes
someone described it as:
"a soap opera on fast forward"
fun, sad, and smelly
Francine Fishpaw's live is rough and keeps getting rough. Her husband runs a porno theatre, her kids are delinquents, and her hateful mom steals from her. Cuddles, her former maid turned wealthy, is her only friend.
It's like taking a years worth of soap opera story lines and condensing it down to a hour and a half. Ridiculously fun.
The first time I watched this I lamented the fact that I didn't get to see it in Odorama. WELL GUESS WHAT FOLKS I DID TONIGHT! Totally worth it and made the funny movie even more hilarious. The pizza did not smell like pizza, but other than that everything else was awesome (with the stinky shoes being the worst). I shared my girlfriends card and saved mine and I'm keeping it forever.
As an added bonus the hunk Tab Hunter himself introduced the film. He is an incredibly sweet man. Too bad the moderator was asking some rather inappropriate and uncomfortable questions.
And lastly, a special Happy Birthday to Divine, who would have turned 70 years old today. May she rest in peace.
Now THIS is the kind of ridiculousness I can get behind (none of that Forbidden Room nonsense....).
Had a lot of fun going to see this in full ODORAMA at Film Forum. The smells!
Also, I have seen several Waters films at this point, but apparently all of them are "mainstream" Waters. I gotta branch out! Pink Flamingoes, here I come.
First viewing in 35mm from a gorgeous print, complete with Odorama cards!
Don't think I could ever get tired of watching nuns in full habit move on screen.
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In early June, 2013, my best friend killed herself.
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