NC-17 | | Comedy, Crime
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
According to director John Waters, the film's budget was so tight, that he could not afford "A" and "B" reels. The work print was in effect the master copy.
Hey, pretty little face! Pretty little face you got there.
Cookie: Hi I'm Cookie, I understand you're Edie, Crackers' grandmother?
Miss Edie: Edie Schmeedie Heedie, HA HA HA HA!
Throughout the film, the Marbles deliriously talk about their scheme to ruin Divine and seize her title of "Filthiest Person Alive". They refer to the attacks as a series of "phases" - phase one is the sending of the obscene parcel. Phase three is when Connie & Raymond are in the phone booth calling the police about Divine's rambunctious birthday party. But there is no "phase two".
For Sadie, Katie, and Les- February 1972 (The Manson Family members Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten. February 1972 was the month when the California State Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in California (it was later reinstated), reducing the sentences of the convicted Manson Family members to life imprisonment.)
$70,188 (USA) (13 April 1997)
$180,483 (USA) (20 April 1997)
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