Female Trouble

Fri & Sat, January 25 & 26
Share this
1hr 29mins // directed by:John Waters // featuring:Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey

John Waters' (Pink Flamingos) second film is the life and times of Dawn Davenport (Divine), a spoiled brat who, when she doesn't get a pair of cha-cha heels for Christmas, runs away from her suburban life and family.

While hitchhiking Dawn gets picked up and impregnated by Earl Peterson (also Divine), who refuses to be involved in the baby's life. Finding comfort in the arms of a group of hairdressers, Dawn is able to raise her daughter, Taffy, as best she can. The film follows the rest of Dawn's life living with a slew of crazy, disgusting, and thoroughly offensive characters that could only have been dreamed up by the godfather of filth, John Waters. "She had a lot of problems..." indeed.