Pink Flamingos (1972)

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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".


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29 October 2002 | funkyfry
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| Fascinating
A very strange, disturbing but intriguing film. I don't think I ever needed to see what a human being can do with his butt, and I doubt if I'll ever want to see it again. That said, there is much to be amused by, like Divine's take on Jayne Mansfield's classic walk in "The Girl Can't Help It" and putting slabs of meat between her legs in a grocery store. A gritty feel very much like a Russ Meyer film. Generally poor acting, with the notable exception of Divine.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marilyn Manson sampled Mink Stole shouting "Burn you fucker!" for his song "Dogma."


Quotes

Crackers: Miss Cotton, I got somethin' in mind today I never ever tried before. Somethin' very excitin' for you. My little chickens are gonna be in this show today, Cotton. Me and some nice. juicy, plump chickens!


Goofs

During a tracking shot along a sidewalk, the window frame of the camera car enters the shot.


Crazy Credits

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.)


Alternate Versions

Although an uncut pre-certified video appeared in 1981 the film was never officially released in the UK until 1990. The initial Castle video was cut by 3 minutes 4 secs by the BBFC with heavy edits to the forced insemination and oral sex scenes, a chicken being crushed during a sex scene and shots of the man's elastic anus, and the final dog excrement eating scene was reduced to a series of still images. The 1997 cinema release saw the elastic anus scene restored and the 1999 EIV video (cut by a lesser 2 minutes 8 secs) restored both the elastic anus and complete excrement eating scenes.


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Jim Dandy
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Lincoln Chase
Performed by La Vern Baker
Produced Under License from Atlantic Recording Corp., By Arrangement with Warner Special Products

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Comedy | Crime

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