Polyester Movie Review Summary

Actors: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole

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In one of John Waters' most hysterical comedies, Divine plays the saintly Francine Fishpaw, upper middle class wife of a sex shop owner. Upon discovering the activities of her adulturous husband, slutty daughter, and deranged son, Francine's life spirals downward quickly. As she becomes an alocholic, her mildly retarded ex-maid, Cuddles, inherits an obscene amount of money. Despite her tribulations, however, a good future may just be in the cards for poor Francine Fishpaw.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   dysfunctional family How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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