John Waters' Female Trouble

John Waters' Female Trouble

DVD - 2004 | Original uncut full-length version
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"[M]ean teen Dawn Davenport [Divine] ... turns to a life of crime when her parents fail to give her the cha-cha heels she wants for Christmas. With her illegitimate daughter [Mink Stole] and delinquent girlfriends beside her, she becomes a bizarre canvas for the fascist Lipstick Beauty Salon owners [David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce]. A media star obsessed with the idea that 'crime is beauty, ' her story comes to a shocking conclusion!"--Container.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : New Line Home Entertainment, 2004, ©1999
Edition: Original uncut full-length version
ISBN: 9780780648975
0780648978
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Female trouble

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2017

Starring the infamous Divine, shocking life story of a very large size female named Dawn Davenport, a film in the Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat. Brothers Grimsby …) style of provocative (gross & perverted to many) satire on the insanity of an American subculture. Roger Ebert review commented that “Dawn Davenport, the larger-than-life delinquent played by Divine“ was a source of inspiration for Precious 2009. Don’t look for another “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994,” because Divine was cast as female gender from child to death. Great story telling, especially with “no budget”, estimated to be US$25K!

7.3/10 IMDb
80% Rotten Tomatoes

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sunrawb
May 18, 2016

...one of my favorite John Waters movies. The dialogue in the court room scene is literally verbatim from the Manson trial transcripts! (Waters was in attendance there in Los Angeles) Divine and Edith Massey are just wonderful in this. Truly one of the great underground American films of the 20th Century. Masterpiece.

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boothseattle
Jul 13, 2015

The worst piece of crap i have ever seen in my life. I'm sure there have been better movies made by high school drama classes. This movie has no redeeming value. It is just amateurish and boring. It is not funny and it doesn't even succeed as a gross-out film. The acting is just horrible don't waste your time

kailisha_o Jun 22, 2014

so funny

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jimg2000
Oct 16, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb, not sure about these:

The reality from start of the film:
From your appearance, Miss Davenport, it looked like you never stopped eating.
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One of the crimes:
Her daughter Taffy came in and they had a big fight over religious freedom. Donna and I were terrified... but stood by helplessly.
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The defendant:
We have heard some incredibly bizarre testimony and we have seen some
damaging physical evidence but my client is innocent innocent by reason of insanity. Listen to her testimony. Listen to the whisperings of a madwoman and decide for yourselves if she is not insane, who is? I do not ask you to forgive her. I do not ask you to set her free. I ask you to have the courage to help her. Find her insane so that she can be put away in a mental hospital for the rest of her natural life.

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