Polyester (1981)

John Waters directs Divine, Tab Hunter and Edith Massey in this spoof of a suburban melodrama where a Baltimore housewife’s life falls apart when her husband leaves her, her daughter gets knocked up and her son is caught stomping on ladies’ feet.

Not as sick as Pink Flamingos and at least a million bucks slicker. This would sit comfortably in a double bill with any Farrelly Brothers film. All the performances are pleasingly broad and Edith Massey is so hilariously awful at acting that her unbridled enthusiasm is part of the charm. Was originally screened in Odor-A-Rama but just as fun without a scratch and sniff card and a little imagination.

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