Homosexual icon and queen of counterculture John Waters wrote, directed, produced, narrated, filmed, and edited 1972’s “Pink Flamingos,” a movie about “the filthiest individual alive” and the primary installment of his “Trash Trilogy” (through Den of Geek). Drag queen Divine stars as a prison named Divine, who’s not too long ago earned the title of “the filthiest individual alive.” The Marbles (David Lochary and Mink Stole) resolve that they need that honor, so that they provoke a battle with Divine to see who’s the filthiest of all of them.
There’s stunning, after which there’s John Waters … plus Divine. If one definition of being queer is being exterior of “acceptable” society and writing the principles for your self, then “Pink Flamingos” is the queerest film that is ever been made. Waters pushes the boundaries in each approach doable, and as he informed The Guardian, “Pornography was simply changing into authorized … So I attempted pondering up issues that weren’t unlawful on movie but, however ought to be.” Moreover its stunning features, “Pink Flamingos” is deeply humorous. It is absurd, unusual, oftentimes incomprehensible, and but it clearly feedback on the absurd, unusual, and incomprehensible guidelines that make up the material of society by fully unraveling that cloth after which setting it on fireplace (and different issues we will not write right here).
“Pink Flamingos” is difficult to abdomen — it is maybe the abject movie — however its unflinching dedication to itself, with Divine because the face of it, makes it profoundly queer, and an LGBTQ+ traditional.