Pink Flamingos

Considering Pink Flamingos‘ five-figure budget and aggressive transgressiveness, it’s a little shocking to be reminded how well-made John Waters’ triumph-of-filth really is. The script sparkles, in its fashion. The performances burst off the screen (Mink Stole steals nearly every scene she’s in). The editing can be a little rough, but it’s always coherent. The film may still be classified as a cult classic, but there’s a reason it’s one of the handful of cult classics everybody knows.

 

Directed by John Waters. 1.85:1 Color DCP 93 Min. Rated X