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Female Trouble Movie Review Summary

Actors: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey

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In this early John Waters film, an enormous transvestite named Divine plays Dawn Davenport, a high school girl who runs away from home due solely to her parents' refusal to buy her cha-cha heels. She journeys to the city, and is raped and impregnated en route. The film hilariously and disgustingly recounts her exploits, as she becomes a thief, an inept mother who will not allow her daughter out of the house, and a test victim for two deranged owners of a beauty salon.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   s/he is a he/she

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   use of artificial tools    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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