* CelebrityEndorsement: In his [[{{Biography}} autobiography]] ''Shock Value'', Creator/JohnWaters called this the funniest film ever made.[[note]]He called Meyer's previous masterpiece, ''Film/FasterPussycatKillKill'', the greatest film ever made.[[/note]]
* DevelopmentHell: TheCriterionCollection special edition took over 25 years to get released (going back to the LaserDisc era). Criterion even filmed a panel discussion with the cast and crew after a film festival screening in 1990 to include as a special feature, but 20th Century Fox withdrew the release. 20-some-odd-years-later, Criterion approached Fox about ''Beyond the Valley of the Dolls'' again; this time the studio was willing to sanction such release. Under one condition: they had to buy 1967's ''[[Literature/ValleyoftheDolls Valley of the Dolls]]'' as well. Criterion put out special editions of both films on Blu-Ray in 2016.
* FakeAmerican / OohMeAccentsSlipping: Dolly Read, who played Kelly, was English. Her American accent has a tendency to be somewhat inconsistent throughout the film
* HeAlsoDid: Famous film critic Roger Ebert was one of the writers.