Ultimate Holiday Movie: Divine in John Waters’ Female Trouble

‘She has a lot of problems’

Female Trouble flyer from the Univ of Baltimore

 

 

Dawn Davenport lives for Christmas morning and the cha-cha heels she’s wanted forever. When Christmas comes and it doesn’t turn out as she expected, all hell breaks loose.  Dawn runs away from home and experiences a series of misfortunes that lead to a bizarre, freakish, distorted, perversion of life.

Divine as Dawn Davenport in Female Trouble
Divine as Dawn Davenport in John Waters’ Female Trouble 1974

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rottentomatoes.com review “Female Trouble”

DIVINE in JOHN WATERS' Female Trouble

John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs (1970)

I’m a big fan of John Waters and Divine. Outrageous and schizoid and funny and disgusting and – well you tend to run out of adjectives with these two and their cohorts.

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.

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Source: Multiple Maniacs (1970) – The Criterion Collection