Watched with the provided “Odorama” scratch and sniff card, and now I have a headache in the best way possible. John Waters’s endearing and cynical take on the female melodrama, Polyester is utterly hilarious, but also incredibly depressing. At the end of the day, you’re watching Divine’s life fall apart in the most stylish and over the top way possible. The added flourish of Odorama actually has a grounding in the story too! Which was incredible!!
I love Waters’s films because their meanings are so simple and straightforward, but done in the zaniest and wackiest ways possible. An angry outsider making movies for angry outsiders, involving as many angry outsiders he can fit into a 90 minute flick.
Divine may be my favorite actor from the 80’s.