Female Trouble Reviews

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August 14, 2019
In many ways, Female Trouble treads the same ground as Network. It is a prescient look at what it means to be famous and what happens when we finally cross the line.
December 17, 2018
It is this reversal, the realization that the freak is an essential part of a social whole and that beauty falls into contradiction by attempting to be both normative and expressive of individuality, that Female Trouble executes in uproarious fashion.
December 17, 2018
The resulting feast of sex, violence, cruelty, and frivolity mocks sentimental notions of family, work, and love, and turns the egomaniacal furies of pop culture inside out.
November 7, 2018
A healthy appreciation of both low and high art gives one a balanced perspective that can enhance the understanding of both aspects... Female Trouble uses this concept of the duality of ugliness and beauty in the characterization of Dawn.
October 29, 2018
Further cementing John Waters' legacy as that rare filmmaker who can weave between exploitative trash and high art.
July 8, 2018
This delectable trash from John Waters may not be quite as flagrantly tasteless as Pink Flamingos or Multiple Maniacs, but it's still best to lock up your kids and hide your heterosexuals.
July 18, 2017
If you are looking for a film to unearth your deepest, most subconscious fears-and to stretch the boundaries of your comfort zone-then Female Trouble is for you.
February 19, 2012
The Pop of Trash's follow-up to Pink Flamingos is a more hilarious, shocking and poignant feature, with Divine in top form.
November 1, 2007
August 13, 2007
How does one follow up a legendary affront to decency? In John Waters' case, he moved on.
August 22, 2005
Combined with...Waters' own private peculiarities, Female Trouble stands along side Pink Flamingos as a sure sign of this director's depth and talent.
July 17, 2005
February 21, 2004
For John Waters purists, this will be upheld as the real thing, but for most others, the licentious social commentary will only disgust or shock.
August 22, 2003
February 21, 2003
September 15, 2002
best seen as an early stab at satirizing the media and the overwhelming hype that is lavished on high-profile criminals
August 21, 2002
Best seen in small doses. Waters at his most outrageous
July 26, 2002
April 18, 2002
One of John Waters' best and most notorious movies.
March 22, 2002
A wonderfully wicked film celebrating two things the director has always found fascinating: crime and beauty.
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