Pink Flamingos

Release Date: April 11th, 1997

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

NC-17 |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

A bizarre fat woman (Divine) and her misfit family compete with a Baltimore couple (David Lochary, Mink Stole) to be named the filthiest people alive.

Cast: Divine , David Lochary, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller

Director: John Waters

Genres: Comedy

Distributors: Fine Line Features, New Line Cinema


Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Adam LowesCineVue

    Pink Flamingos remains a delightfully repugnant cinematic treasure. Watching Divine as she struts her stuff amongst the genuinely dumbfounded residents of downtown Baltimore, perfectly encapsulates with Waters was reaching for with the film. show more

  • 0
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    John Waters' Pink Flamingos has been restored for its 25th anniversary revival, and with any luck at all that means I won't have to see it again for another 25 years. If I haven't retired by then, I will. show more

  • 80

    John Waters was way ahead of his time with this corruscating '70s vision of small-town Americana. show more

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