'One of the most vile, stupid and repulsive movies ever made'
The above quote is stamped on the dvd cover of John Water's Pink Flamingos. The first time I saw it, I was stoned out of my bloody mind. I guess that might be the only way someone could actually get -and enjoy- what John Waters was trying to say with this movie. It IS vile and -yes- it IS repulsive but it's also fucking hilarious. I cringed many times and I was disgusted plenty but there's something amusing in a film that takes pride in its main character eating shit and having random - and rather- strange orgasms. It's all real. John Waters shot this for a measly $ 10,000 and it shows.
Pink Flamingos never got a wide release -for good reason- gaining its notoriety year by year, baby step by baby step. It was only shown at midnight screenings and was called all the names in the book- described as pornorgraphy, The film was banned in Australia, some provinces in Canada and Norway. In some fashion many people- myself included- are as fascinated by the back story than the actual film itself. It's not exactly a work of art nor is it a recomended movie- in fact I'd rather not watch it ever again. But for the Jackass crowd this is somewhat of a tempting film to absorb- literally- and its a true milestone in midnight cinema.