Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film:'Pink Flamingos' (1972), Dir. John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole and Danny Mills.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: The real reason? I haven't seen 'Pink Flamingos' because it sounds absolutely disgusting. Not in a high-minded moral way, mind you, but in a "this sounds like it may actually make me sick to my stomach and I'm not sure I'm up to that challenge" way. But that's the kind of answer that makes me sound like a wimp, so this paragraph is just a placeholder until I can think of a decent lie. Oops.
Pink Flamingos Movie Poster
Pink Flamingos
In Theaters on April 11, 1997

A bizarre fat woman (Divine) and her misfit family compete with a Baltimore couple (David Lochary, Mink... Read More

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