|11.09.19||Blu-ray||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2019|
Roll #3: 15
I don't know of a better follow-up to Salo than this. Super early John Waters movie with all his regulars in full effect. I want to say this is his first "real" movie? It's great that A) Criterion loves and supports John Waters, and B) the die chose this after Salo. It knows what's up.
I feel like this has some sort of parallel with Salo, but exchanging the condemnation for gonzo fun. Until she starts killing people, Divine and her gang of pervert circus misfits seem like a pretty fun bunch to hang out with. Plus I love how homegrown everything is... they just put up tents in someone's back yard right? Except for the cars, it felt like where I lived during my high school years.
And with... all?... early Waters movies, the whole movie is basically just a dial for Divine to go from 1 to 100000000. It can be grating at times but it's also just so glorious to behold. And that lobster.... man.
So I had a lot of fun with this. Not sure what that says about me... but I was smiling through most of it. Love Mink Stole and the scene in the church, love David Lochary's accent, love those printed out beginning titles. Doesn't watching this just make you want to go out and make a movie!?
So two weird ones in a row. Let's see what's