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News, 11.01.2024

Female Trouble (1974)

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Do 08.02.2024 • 20:00 • Leokino Innsbruck

50th anniversary: Female Trouble

John Waters • US 1974 • 89min • enOF+deUT

This 1975 feature is the best of John Waters’s movies prior to HAIRSPRAY and his ultimate concerto for the 300-pound transvestite Divine, whose character will do literally anything – including commit mass murder – to become famous. As in all of Waters’s early outrages, the technique is cheerfully ramshackle, but Divine’s rage and energy make it vibrate like a sustained aria, with a few metaphors about the beauty of crime borrowed from Jean Genet. With Edith Massey and Mink Stole, as well as some doubling on the part of Divine that allows the star to have sexual congress with himself, giving birth to … guess who? (Viennale)

»Queers are just better. I’d be so proud if you was a f*g.«

In Kooperation mit SLASH Filmfestival Wien

Director, Writer, Cinematography, Producer John Waters Edit Charles Roggero, John Waters Cast Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Michael Potter Costume Van Smith

John Waters (*1946) is a filmmaker, visual artist, and writer. Born in Baltimore, Waters began the rise to prominence and gained a cult following in the 1970s, with his audacious, so-called “trash films”. PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) is notorious for its reliance on shock value and repulsive imagery. While Waters attended New York University for a brief period of time, his true inspirations in the realm of filmmaking included Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, the film THE WIZARD OF OZ, and an appreciation for both high-brow, artistic films, and more disreputable, exploitation films. (artnet) (1980)