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Most of the cast and crew were arrested while filming the naked hitchhiker scene. F emale Trouble — The story of Dawn Davenport, portrayed by Divine, follows a larger-than-life delinquent all the way from high school to her shocking demise many years later. A Christmas-gift-gone-sour leads to her running away from home and having intercourse with a skid-marked ogre, also played by Divine, on a dirty mattress in the woods. Of course, this vile act leaves her pregnant. Upon giving birth, she proceeds to gnaw the umbilical cord off in animalistic fashion.
Here's a reissue that should seem quaint to no one: Twenty-five years later, Pink Flamingos is probably still the most repellent film ever made, which is exactly what director John Waters intended all along. Divine, a pound transvestite, plays a woman who is forced to fend off challengers to her title as "The Filthiest Person Alive," in this case an exhibitionist couple that kidnaps hitchhikers, impregnates them, sells the babies to lesbian couples, and uses the money to fund schoolyard heroin rackets. Everything you've heard about Pink Flamingos is true, but what the reports of chicken-fucking and other abominations fail to convey is just how funny the movie is.
Understandably, much has been made of the final scene of John Waters' Pink Flamingos. No matter how many times I see it, it still causes me to cringe. Still, there are other scenes in that film which I find more disturbing. For example