January 27, 2008

The Infamous Final Scene Of "Pink Flamingos"

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...

  • When Raymond and Connie Marble's manservant is beating off into his hand so as to impregnate the women kept chained in the basement.
  • When the live chicken is getting crushed to death as Crackers and his date get it on.
  • The rectum "lip syncing" The Surfing Bird.
Here is the scene in question. And at the 5:00 mark in this interview, Divine discusses the filming of that scene.


stexe said...

I agree, the coprophagia scene is gross, but not nearly as awful as the chicken evisceration/rape scene, which is just repellent and depressing. I'm suprised you didn't mention the part where divine fellates her son. The whole movie has a manson vibe to it, really. I'm more into his films which satire suburban normalcy, like "polyester".

hot funk said...

the singing asshole is far more upsetting.