Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 21, 2014, 11:22:03 AM
533926 Posts in 40397 Topics by 5067 Members
Latest Member: E1673
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  I just watched Pink Flamingos « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3
Author Topic: I just watched Pink Flamingos  (Read 4700 times)
vukxfiles
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 27
Posts: 785


« on: November 15, 2009, 03:00:23 AM »

...and I was digusted. I was expecting a comedy, like John Waters' other film A Dirty Shame. I'm surprised how the hell did Pink Flamingos get past the MPAA, when it's clearly not a movie, it's a porn. After watching this, I feel like I did something bad, and fear of anyone finding out I ever watched this crap. Why would anyone even want the title of the filthiest person? Why not live a normal life like everyone else?
Logged
The Burgomaster
Aggravating People Worldwide Since 1964
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 590
Posts: 7852



« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 07:34:57 AM »

I love this movie.
Logged

"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone."
Psycho Circus
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1529
Posts: 12052


Shake The Faith


WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 07:52:23 AM »

Hey, not everyone lives a normal life, whatever "normal" is perceived to be.  Smile

I don't mind this film. I think it's good that stuff like this gets made, otherwise things would be mighty boring and there would be no talking points within the movie world. If you think about it, it's harder now to explore alot of taboo subjects or find niches in the market as it's all been done.

At the end of they day, if you don't like this film, don't watch it. Some things are made just to shock, that's their job and to elicit a response that gains attention whether something is classy, quality or plain trash.
Logged

the ghoul
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 92
Posts: 667



« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 08:38:19 AM »


At the end of they day, if you don't like this film, don't watch it.

What if it's on at the beginning of the day? BounceGiggle
Logged
meQal
Some Strange Guy They Let In By Mistake
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 145
Posts: 1265


Dude! Flush Next Time!!!


WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 09:46:00 AM »

Pink Flamingos is trashy and vulgar but John Waters went for trashy when he made it. The big theme in it was how Divine and her "family"  were suppose to be the filthiest people in America. that was a sure fire warning knowing how John Waters did films in his early days that the film was going to be offensive to many.  I laughed and kept going WTH most of the time when I first seen it. It is a good bad movie but it is also obscene at times.
As far as making it past the MPAA, it didn't. The film originally had a X rating when released in 1972, since the rating system changed it now has a NC-17 rating.
Just a word of advice, if this film offended to you, I would also avoid Doris Wishman films. She is like the female Ed Wood of films but specialized in the genre of sexploitation films.
Logged

Movie Trivia Fact : O.J. Simpson was considered for the title role in The Terminator, but producers feared he was \"too nice\" to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.<br />Isn\'t hindsight great.<br />A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. - Agent Kay - Men in Black
vukxfiles
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 27
Posts: 785


« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 09:47:03 AM »

But how don't you consider the actors or even John Waters a bunch of sickos? How can someone "act" having sex with a chicken, getting a BJ from a fat transsexual or eating dog poop and not be considered a weirdo?

I don't have a problem with the nudity or sex in the film, but with the perverse sexual acts portrayed. I feel like I'm a sick weirdo for watching it, and I'm ashamed to tell anyone I saw a movie like that. I also think there should be shocking movies, but this was just too much, and I can't believe that a movie like this gained so much fame and attention, or even that the director went on to become a famous celebrity with such movies as Crybaby and Haispray.

I'd really like to see other peoples' opinion on this movie and not just "I liked this". Please give your thought Wink
Logged
3mnkids
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 229
Posts: 1649



« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 11:12:16 AM »

Its not my cup of tea but I don't consider the actors or Waters a bunch of sickos   TeddyR 
Logged

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far~ ruminations
lester1/2jr
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 649
Posts: 7607



WWW
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 11:17:59 AM »

It was a unique and entertaining movie.  I liked the craziness and weirdness
Logged

meQal
Some Strange Guy They Let In By Mistake
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 145
Posts: 1265


Dude! Flush Next Time!!!


WWW
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2009, 02:15:10 PM »

But how don't you consider the actors or even John Waters a bunch of sickos? How can someone "act" having sex with a chicken, getting a BJ from a fat transsexual or eating dog poop and not be considered a weirdo?

It's because I have an attitude of long as it's not involving me or hurting anyone, I could care less what people do. I might not approve of what someone else does but if it's what they are into, I'm not being forced to participate in it, or hurting anyone, then why should I care. Granted prior to seeing the movie I was aware of people encountering in acts of beastiality, sex with trannies, sex with their own family members(remember Divine was suppose to be the guy's mom she/he gave the hummer to), and even known people who into doing things with crap like in the film. So while seeing it on film did make me go WTH at times, it also didn't phase me because I can go find people like that in my own town.
Logged

Movie Trivia Fact : O.J. Simpson was considered for the title role in The Terminator, but producers feared he was \"too nice\" to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.<br />Isn\'t hindsight great.<br />A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. - Agent Kay - Men in Black
Andrew
Administrator
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 8427


I know where my towel is.


WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 02:21:26 PM »

This is a definite skull in my book; a lot of the memorable moments are memorable because they are disgusting and/or revolting.  I've never wanted to see a man manhandling a chicken between him and his screaming partner.  Ditto on Divine doing that to her "son" out of nowhere.  Oh, and the dog-crap eating moment was just uncalled for.  

I cannot disagree that the movie is art, when art is defined as a creative work that causes a viewer to experience feelings and emotions.  However, I prefer not to experience that sort of thing.
Logged

Andrew Borntreger
Badmovies.org
SPazzo
Official Psychotic Duck and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 165
Posts: 1303


My kinda toy...


WWW
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2009, 02:36:26 PM »

This is actually the only movie my parents won't let me watch, and I've seen some nasty sh!t.  I've seen a few other John Waters films (Polyester and Hairspray), but not this.  I kinda want to see it, but just out of curiosity.

Maybe I'll try watching it anyway.  I dunno.
Logged

Set out runnin', but I take my time.
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.
If I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep.  Tonight.
vukxfiles
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 27
Posts: 785


« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2009, 03:24:14 PM »

This is actually the only movie my parents won't let me watch, and I've seen some nasty sh!t.  I've seen a few other John Waters films (Polyester and Hairspray), but not this.  I kinda want to see it, but just out of curiosity.

Maybe I'll try watching it anyway.  I dunno.

LOL, I'm also 16-years-old and I watched it. And how the hell do your parents know anything about it, unless they've seen it themselves?
Shouldn't movies like this have some warnings or something? What if you went to the theater with your gf/bf to see this? What's worse than anything is that I bought the DVD for cheap, and now I have to keep it hidden away from my collection so no other soul knows it exists.
Logged
meQal
Some Strange Guy They Let In By Mistake
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 145
Posts: 1265


Dude! Flush Next Time!!!


WWW
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 04:09:22 PM »

Actually the first time I seen it was in the middle of the night on IFC here in the US. Had it not been for the NC-17 rating and the various info shown with it as to the content shown at the start of the film, I would of been caught off guard for some of this as well.
I know the DVD version I have seen here in the US has a warning of explicit and graphic material contained in the film.
In 1972, people did go to the theaters and seen this playing. It was around the end of the "free love" movement so films which got an X rating would at times get played in a theater but usually at midnight. And it wasn't in adult theaters, regular theaters like the ones which you would go to today. Just a lot looser standards then.
Also don't think you are in the minority of people who were offended and/or disgusted by this film. Most people react in the same way you did that have seen this film that I have mentioned it to.
As for parents not letting their teenagers watch it, can't say I blame them. I have three daughters and only one is over 18. I won't let the younger two watch this film. I won't volunteer it for my idlest to watch despite her being an adult now but I can't stop her from viewing it on her own.
Logged

Movie Trivia Fact : O.J. Simpson was considered for the title role in The Terminator, but producers feared he was \"too nice\" to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.<br />Isn\'t hindsight great.<br />A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. - Agent Kay - Men in Black
SPazzo
Official Psychotic Duck and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 165
Posts: 1303


My kinda toy...


WWW
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2009, 04:21:13 PM »


LOL, I'm also 16-years-old and I watched it. And how the hell do your parents know anything about it, unless they've seen it themselves?
Shouldn't movies like this have some warnings or something? What if you went to the theater with your gf/bf to see this? What's worse than anything is that I bought the DVD for cheap, and now I have to keep it hidden away from my collection so no other soul knows it exists.

My dad owns it on DVD.  I had asked him about it and he said I'm not allowed.  But I'm OK with that, my parents are pretty good about me watching stuff.  So far this is the only time (in recent years) that I've been denied watching something.  There were a few times when I was younger, but I've watched all those movies since then.

Another thing, my dad owns a lot of movies.  Most he's just bought at a thrift store without even thinking about it.  He said that he won't watch Pink Flamingos again (though he has seen it twice; once before and once since he bought it).

I'm not too worried.  One movie I can't see, and it sounds pretty nasty too.  I may watch it sometime in the near-future.  But until then...  Drink
Logged

Set out runnin', but I take my time.
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.
If I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep.  Tonight.
vukxfiles
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 27
Posts: 785


« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2009, 04:54:05 PM »

Did your dad ever say why you shoudn't watch it, or why he doesn't want to watch it ever again? Drink
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  I just watched Pink Flamingos « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.