Favorite John Waters Film

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  1. MarcusUdeh

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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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    Does'nt Divine have sex with him/herself in Female Trouble?
     
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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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    Female Trouble!!!!
     
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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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    My faves are Female Trouble and Cry-Baby.
     

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