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->''"Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth are my politics! Filth is my life!"''
-->-- '''Divine'''

The film that launched Creator/JohnWaters as the world's leading authority on bad taste, ''Pink Flamingos'' is a 1972 transgressive comedy starring Divine, David Lochary, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Danny Mills, and Mary Vivian Pearce. It follows the adventures of [[TheDanza Divine]] (living under the alias of Babs Johnson), a [[FatBastard fat]], style-obsessed criminal who lives in a trailer with her mentally ill mother Edie, her delinquent son Crackers, and her traveling companion Cotton. Divine, however, is furious when a pair of perverts, Raymond and Connie Marble, try to steal her title of "filthiest person alive." HilarityEnsues.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069089/combined IMDB.]]
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!!! "The Filthiest Tropes Alive!":

* BlackComedyRape: ''Hold them goddamn chickens!''
* BloodyHilarious
* BrokeTheRatingScale: Creator/RogerEbert refused to give the film any stars on the grounds that he wasn't sure it ''counted'' as a film.
* {{Camp}}
* CardCarryingVillain: Divine is EXTREMELY proud of being called "The Filthiest Person Alive".
* ChewbaccaDefense: "Is there any cross-examination? No? A very strange defense, I must say. Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity."
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Edie. Also Channing to some extent.
* DirtyCoward: The Marbles are totally helpless the moment Divine, Crackers, and Cotton barge into their home out of revenge for [[spoiler: burning down Divine's trailer]] and they try to get away with it by lying, saying they've got the wrong people. Of course, [[BlatantLies it doesn't work]].
* DragQueen: Channing. Also the actor, but not the character, Divine.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Divine seems disturbed by the plight of the girls kept in the Marbles' cellar.
* EvilVsEvil
* ExploitationFilm
* FanDisservice
* FatBastard: Divine
* FauxAffablyEvil: Both [[VillainProtagonist Divine]] and [[{{Jerkass}} Connie & Raymond]]
* {{Fetish}}: Cotton is a voyeur, Crackers [[BestialityIsDepraved loves]] chickens, and let's not get started on Raymond and Connie.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are several allusions to eating shit before someone actually does it.
* AGodAmI:
-->'''Mr. Vader''': Do you believe in God?
-->'''Divine''': I AM GOD!
* ExplicitContent: All of the sex, including chicken rape, is unsimulated. [[FanDisservice It isn't exactly sexy]] [[RuleThirtyFour to most people]].
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether
* {{Gorn}}
* GroinAttack: "He's been...CASTRATED. His penis is GONE."
* GrossUpCloseUp
* HatesBeingTouched: Cotton.
* ImAHumanitarian
* KangarooCourt: [[LampshadeHanging Described as such]].
* KarmaHoudini: Cookie is not punished for her part in the scheming against Divine. In a deleted scene, however, she is shot and has her ear chewed off by Crackers.
* LadyInRed: Divine! PlayedWith a bit, she is definitely dressed for attention, but many might argue how well she fits the traditional LadyInRed.
* MasochistsMeal: [[RoadApples Dog feces.]] [[NauseaFuel They fed the poodle on steak for three days beforehand]].
* {{Narrator}}: John Waters himself.
* NoodleIncident: After assassinating the Marbles, Divine and Company decide where to hide out next.
-->'''Cotton:''' Let's move to Boise, I always wanted to go there!
-->'''Babs Johnson:''' Boise, Cotton? Why, that might not be a bad place!
-->'''Crackers:''' Were you ever there?
-->'''Cotton:''' Only once, we robbed a transit bus there, remember?
-->'''Babs Johnson:''' [[NoodleImplements I remember, the number 42!]]
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Before the final scene, the narrator exclaims, "What you are about to see is a real thing." [[FridgeLogic Even though everything that preceeded it (except for the murders) was, too]].
* ParentalIncest: "Do my balls, mama!"
* PlotHole: The Marbles sending the [[RoadApples gift]] to Babs is "Phase one" of their plan. The attack on the trailer is "Phase three". There is no phase two.
** There is a plan two; the Marbles go to Divine's home and torment her mother, dressing her like a baby and breaking all of her eggs. The scene was cut due to a continuity error, as they forgot part of Edie's baby outfit when they filmed Divine finding her mom.
** Another plot hole is how they find out the home and identity of the Marbles; while they are tormenting Divine's mother, Divine and Crackers visits Patty Hitler and get the intel. The scene with Patty Hitler was filmed but cut from the final version of the film, replaced with a vague narration bit.
** Despite the fact that the Johnson family does not have an address and are sufficiently isolated to consider the arrival of a postal carrier suspicious, they are on the route of an egg delivery person.
* RedOniBlueOni: Connie and Raymond.
* RefugeInAudacity
* RichBitch: Connie Marble
* RoadApples: "Someone has sent me a bowel movement."
* SceneryGorn: Many, many scenes of the trailer burning.
* SerialEscalation: To say that it pushes the limits of bad taste is an understatement.
** The actual production of the film counts, as well, as ''everything you see in the movie actually happened''. '''''Unsimulated.''''' Except for the deaths, of course.
** In his Stand-up Comedy routine, This Filthy World, he claims that he showed the film to a group of prisoners , when he was teaching a class in prison (emphasizing that many of them were murderers), and they all declared it one of the sickest things they'd ever been exposed to.
* SkewedPriorities: Despite kidnapping and forcefully impregnating girls, illegal baby ring operators Connie and Raymond Marble are horrified by the drinking, drug using and lewd but harmless behavior of the guests at Divine's birthday party.
** The narrator is upset that Raymond not only exposes himself to women but ''makes his wife wait in the car'' while doing so.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: Divine and her family live in a trailer home while the Marbles are rich bourgeoisies.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Patti Page's "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window" plays while Divine eats dog shit. Yeah, the song is about a dog, but it's a cutesy '50s pop hit.
* TabloidMelodrama: Completely subverted as both Divine and the Marbles strive to be featured in the tabloid press--Divine in fact invites three tabloid reporters to witness the trial and execution of the Marbles.
* {{Tagline}}: "An exercise in poor taste."
* TarAndFeathers
* ThereAreNoPolice
** Well, they are called in by the Marbles at Divine's party, but Divine and her party guests [[ImAHumanitarian make short work of them]] in a ShoutOut to ''Film/TwoThousandManiacs''.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: Connie Marble, to Miss Sandstone after rejecting her:
-->'''CONNIE''': "I guess there's just two kinds of people, Miss Sandstone: MY kind of people, and assholes. It's rather obvious which category you fit into. Have a nice day."
* ThoseWackyNazis: Patty Hitler, a character who didn't make the final cut of the film, although she can be seen as a party guest.
* TortureCellar: The Marbles kidnap young women, lock them up in their basement, have Channing impregnate them, and sell the babies to lesbian couples.
* TorturePorn: [[PlayedForLaughs Supposed to be a disturbingly funny parody]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Edie and eggs.
* {{Transsexual}}: One of the women that Raymond exposes his penis to flashes hers back.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Which is why it is {{defied}} in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUd_6FF4AtM this official trailer]] that was used to promote the movie.
* TwoDecadesBehind: The female characters wear tacky Fifties-style dresses (that reportedly came from trash bins outside the Baltimore Salvation Army).
* VillainProtagonist: Divine. Of course, with their sex slave ring, which they use to sell babies to lesbian couples, and the fact that the money they get is used on illicit drugs to sell to inner-city grade schoolers, the Marbles (the main antagonists) are MUCH worse as villains, which is why Divine feels justified in [[AssholeVictim killing them for first-degree stupidity and assholism]].
* VillainsOutShopping: The trip to the butcher shop.
* VulgarHumor: The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2YVRu09nAo Filth Politics]]" speech .
--->'''Reporter:''' Divine, are you a lesbian?
--->'''Babs:''' Yes, I have done everything!
--->'''Reporter:''' Does blood turn you on?
--->'''Babs:''' It does more than turn me on, Mr. Vader, it makes me come! And more than the sight of it, I love the taste of it, the taste of hot freshly killed blood!
--->'''Reporter:''' Could you give us some of your political beliefs?
--->'''Babs:''' Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! [[ImAHumanitarian Advocate cannibalism!]] [[{{Foreshadowing}} Eat shit!]] Filth are my politics, filth is my life!
* WorldOfHam
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