Female Trouble

Director: John Waters

USA, 1974, 89 minutes, 35mm, NC-17

 

Program Notes

Arguably John Waters’ masterpiece, Female Trouble offers the best of both worlds—the brilliantly nasty dialogue and transgressive content of his underground films colliding with the assured direction of his later work—even as it brims with some of the most outrageous characters from any era. Divine stars as teen runaway Dawn Davenport, alongside fellow Dreamlanders David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole.