Female Trouble NC-17

Nice girls don't wear cha-cha heels.
Female Trouble
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: NC-17
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 26, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Waters
    • New conversation between Waters and critic Dennis Lim
    • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, Hilary Taylor, and Van Smith
    • Interview from 1975 featuring Waters and cast members Divine, Stole, and David Lochary
    • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
    • Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary footage by Steve Yeager
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 7,363
Rating: B- -- One of John Waters' best and most notorious movies.
Dallas Morning News
Apr 18, 2002
Rating: 3/4 -- This delectable trash from John Waters may not be quite as flagrantly tasteless as Pink Flamingos or Multiple Maniacs, but it's still best to lock up your kids and hide your heterosexuals. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jul 7, 2018
It is this reversal, the realization that the freak is an essential part of a social whole and that beauty falls into contradiction by attempting to be both normative and expressive of individuality, that Female Trouble executes in uproarious fashion. Full Review
PopMatters
Nov 7, 2018
Rating: B -- The Pop of Trash's follow-up to Pink Flamingos is a more hilarious, shocking and poignant feature, with Divine in top form. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Feb 19, 2012
Rating: 5/5 -- Further cementing John Waters' legacy as that rare filmmaker who can weave between exploitative trash and high art. Full Review
FanboyNation.com
Oct 29, 2018
The resulting feast of sex, violence, cruelty, and frivolity mocks sentimental notions of family, work, and love, and turns the egomaniacal furies of pop culture inside out. Full Review
New Yorker
Dec 17, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- How does one follow up a legendary affront to decency? In John Waters' case, he moved on. Full Review
eFilmCritic.com
Aug 13, 2007

Product Description:

Christmas 1960. When the parents of Dawn Davenport (Divine) neglect to get the deviant high schooler the one Yuletide gift she longs for--a pair of cha-cha heels--the girl throws the tree over on her mother and leaves, only to have a sexual encounter with a slob (also Divine) who picks her up hitchhiking. Nine months later, Dawn births a daughter, Taffy (Mink Stole). Dawn's life turns around when she enters a beauty salon run by flamboyant couple Donald (David Lochary) and Donna Dasher (Mary Vivian Pearce). There she meets Gator (Michael Potter), a hairdresser whom she marries even though his aunt Ida (Edith Massey) wishes he was gay. With their philosophy that "crime equals beauty," the Dashers turn Dawn into their own private superstar, photographing her committing outrageous acts. After Aunt Ida disfigures Dawn's face with acid, Dawn becomes increasingly crazed, committing murderous acts until her serial killer status begins to catch up with her.

John Waters's follow-up to PINK FLAMINGOS is a tribute to both the juvenile delinquent films of the 1950s and the director's undying fascination with serial killers. Though it has a much more structured narrative than his previous works, FEMALE TROUBLE retains the inspired lunacy that made Waters a midnight-movie legend. The theme of a female murderer becoming a media sensation would resurface 20 years later in SERIAL MOM.

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