Female Trouble (Blu-ray) NC-17

Nice girls don't wear cha-cha heels.
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  • Rated: NC-17
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: June 26, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • 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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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh88%

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Total Count: 26

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 7,363
There is a fierce, maniac brilliance to a John Waters' film which rivets you to your seat for the good reason that if you walked out in the middle... you'd never know what you missed. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Nov 26, 2019
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
A healthy appreciation of both low and high art gives one a balanced perspective that can enhance the understanding of both aspects... Female Trouble uses this concept of the duality of ugliness and beauty in the characterization of Dawn. Full Review
The Movie Sleuth
Nov 6, 2018
Rating: B- -- One of John Waters' best and most notorious movies.
Dallas Morning News
Apr 18, 2002
In many ways, Female Trouble treads the same ground as Network. It is a prescient look at what it means to be famous and what happens when we finally cross the line. Full Review
Spectrum Culture
Aug 13, 2019
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
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

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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