chavy23’s review published on Letterboxd:
The movie that launched John Waters career on the path that would lead him to making more well known studio films like Hairspray (1988) and Crybaby (1990).
A film literally about a competition for who can be the “filthiest person alive”. A defining moment for the future of exploitation films in the mainstream and a complete rejection of the taboos on conventional movies at the time and even in the present day to a degree.
All the reasons people hate the movie are basically the same reasons other people love it.
And there’s something in that ...