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YMMV: Pink Flamingos
  • Crosses the Line So Many Times That We've Lost Count
  • Cult Classic
  • Dancing Bear: Many watch it only because of how ridiculous it is.
  • Nausea Fuel: The only purpose of this film. THE ONLY PURPOSE.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Considering how the marketing seems to BRAG about the bad reviews, this seems to be what Waters was going for....
  • Squick: Possibly the greatest concentration of squick in the history of cinema.
  • Tear Jerker: Yes, of all films! Admittedly, Divine's reaction to seeing her trailer, her home, burning, was quite the whiplash. She dropped to her knees, crying uncontrollably. Even in a World of Ham movie like this, the way she acted was still pretty damn convincing. Worse, after they vowed that the criminals will not make it out alive and leave, the scene ends with the shot of the trailer collapsing, literally burning down to the ground.
  • Values Dissonance: The Marbles are guilty of much evil, but many modern viewers probably aren't bothered that they adopt out babies to lesbian couples.
    • Seeing that the adoptive lesbians parents seem to be the most decent and grounded characters in the film, Waters may have been making a point about how ridiculous it would be to consider them inappropriate parents. Keep in mind, Waters and several other members of the cast and crew were homosexual or at least bisexual.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Half Subverted. Waters said he was high while writing it, but not while making it.
    • On the other hand, he did say that, to save on catering, he gave everyone "some good speed" instead.
      • Also, during the party scene, Divine and a party guest are shown doing poppers.

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