Pecker is a film by John Waters, starring Edward Furlong and co-starring Christina Ricci. The story revolves around a Baltimore sandwich shop employee who becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he has taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
This film provides examples of:
- Age Inappropriate Art: Pecker frequently displays his photos on the wall of a family restaurant. One of said photos? The pubic hair of a stripper.
- Consulting Mister Puppet: Pecker's grandmother has a Virgin Mary statue that she is convinced speaks to her, despite her ventriloquism not being so good.
- Creator Cameo: John Waters has a voice only role as a pervert on the phone with Shelley.
- Creator Provincialism: It is a John Waters film.
- Disproportionate Retribution: A shopkeeper's reaction to two teenage boys shoplifting is to have them pull their dicks out and take a picture.
- Fag Hag: Pecker's sister Tina who works at a gay bar.
- Intentionally Awkward Title
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Pecker and Shelley's makeup sex... which occurs in a voting booth of all places!
- Naked First Impression: Tina has no problem answering the door for complete strangers when she has no pants on.
- Photos Lie: Double Subverted in that Pecker's photos are popular because they're so truthful, which in turn gives people the wrong impressions.
- Sweet Tooth: Little Chrissy, to the point where her sugar highs are misdiagnosed as ADHD.