Female Trouble

Directed by John Waters
1974
USA
98 minutes
R18+
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John Waters’ 1974 low budget trash spectacular, starring the fabulously foul Divine, oozes camp and depraved splendour. “Demolishes the boundaries of good taste”!

Female Trouble is a biopic of a debauched criminal Dawn Davenport (Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead) from her wild-child days to the electric chair. Along the way, Dawn conceives a child, Taffy (Mink Stole), grosses out the modelling world, and finds notoriety before succumbing to a shocking end. Divine, arrayed with mega-cosmetic effects and weird-as outfits, is magnificently anarchic. The ‘Auteur of Outrage’, Waters (who has been quoted as calling this his own favourite film), pokes fun at femininity, family and fame (not to mention Hollywood). If you’ve never seen Female Trouble, sign up now: if you have, prepare to be schlocked anew!

Tickets are only available as a package of all 4 films in the All Night Cine-Love InYou must be 18+ to attend this event. There will be a short interval between each film.

Session times: 10pm: Eraserhead; 12:05am: In the Realm of the Senses; 2am: O Lucky Man!; 5:10am: Female Trouble

The resulting feast of sex, violence, cruelty, and frivolity mocks sentimental notions of family, work, and love, and turns the egomaniacal furies of pop culture inside out.
Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Once criticised for his ground-breaking work, Waters is now a national treasure, but his work has a resounding message: ‘It’s normality that should keep you awake at night, not me’.
Nicola Woodham, Electric Sheep

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Sun 9 June
5:10am
Dendy Newtown
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Program Strand
All Night Cine-Love In
Year
1974
Classification
R18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
John Waters
Producer
John Waters
Cast
Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce
Screenwriter
John Waters
Cinematographer
John Waters
Editor
Charles Roggero, John Waters
Genre
Crime, Cinephile, Comedy, Off-Beat, Retrospective
Company Credits
Print Source: Roadshow Entertainment
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