100 Movies You Need to See Before You Die

Pink Flamingos (1972)

Country: USA
Director: John Waters
Screenwriter: John Waters
Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills

John Waters is one proudly freaky human. For the best, and most culturally relevant introduction to Waters and his friends, proceed directly to the twisted comedy, Pink Flamingos. Starring drag icon Divine, the movie follows "the filthiest person alive" from one disturbing exploit to the next. During the course of the picture, Waters assaults basic human decency with any number of perverse sexual acts and moments of the grotesque.

Let's see. You've got, soft fellatio, chicken fucking, artificial insemination via turkey baster, a gesticulating asshole, and, last but not least, shit eating. Because of these wonders, Pink Flamingos became a cult sensation that continues to shock over 40 years later. —MB

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