Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17   |    |  Comedy, Crime


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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

After eating the dog feces, Divine called a hospital emergency hot line the night after filming the scene pretending to be a mother asking that her child ate dog feces, they told her the worst thing that could happen was the boy might get white worms.


Quotes

Cookie: Noooooooo!
Crackers: Hold it! Hold these goddamn chickens!
Cookie: Ugh, CHICKENS, God! Chickens, all these chickens, these fuckin' chickens hurt! These fuckin' things HURT!


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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Attack
(uncredited)
Music by
Tony Hymas
[25th Anniversary re-release only]

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Genres

Comedy | Crime

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