CERTIFICATE X presents the ultimate in cult and midnight movies with a special Scalarama screening of John Waters’ PINK FLAMINGOS featuring Divine and the filthiest people alive!
The film that cemented Waters reputation and made Divine ‘the ultimate cult star’, PINK FLAMINGOS is essential must-see viewing best experienced with an appreciative audience. The title has become synonymous with cult, outrageous and underground cinema.
“Divine, also known as Babs Johnson, is a 300 lb drag queen of grotesque proportions who holds the title ‘the filthiest person in the world’. Vying for the title are Connie and Raymond Marble, who kidnap girls, impregnate them, and sell the children to lesbian couples in order to finance ‘an inner city heroin ring’ catering to high school students” – Variety review 1973
“I am not giving a star rating to Pink Flamingos, because stars simply seem not to apply. It should be considered not as a film but as a fact, or perhaps as an object” – Roger Ebert
The uncut print will be shown alongside a selection of rarely seen underground trailers and shorts