Favorite John Waters Film

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I can't seem to pick from Serial Mom or Hairspray
 

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Easy... "Female Trouble". It's Waters' masterpiece and Divine's greatest tour-de-force. There's actually a great deal of thematic depth and true pathos, but all without undermining the trash/exploitation element.

Of his straight, mainstream films, I like "Hairspray". A good flick, but a pale reflection of the perverse glory of his earlier pictures.
 

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"Hairspray" to me is definately the best of all his films, with "Serial Mom" just behind it.
 

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I honestly can't pick a favorite. Polyester was the first Waters film I saw, so it holds a special place... The perversity of Desparate Living certainly appeals to me, though I wouldn't rank it was one of his best.

I have probably viewed Cecil Demented and Pecker more than any of his other works, and I love how they skewer the commercial film and art scenes respectively. Cecil has some of the best lines of his films:

"Power to the people who punish bad cinema."
 

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I like Desperate Living.

Probably because it was the first John Waters I saw.

Serial Mom would be a close second.

Hairspray never did much for me, but I do enjoy it.

John Waters is one of those guys whose films I enjoy, but you either get him or you don't.
 

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Has anyone heard about his new picture with Tracey Ullman? "A Dirty Shame",this picture will be NC-17.
 

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I thought I would bump this thread for anybody who's online right now because if you go to Facebook right now, the Academy is livestreaming a 30th anniversary reunion panel for John Waters and the cast of Hairspray.
 
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The Hairspray Q&A is now over but can still be played back on the Academy's Facebook page. It was a half hour long, preceding a screening of the film which is happening now at the Academy's theater, and was really fun and interesting to watch.
 
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