97 minute running time, so the perfect length, but this is John Waters so you have to be in the mood for it… seems very tame now, but in 1974 this must have been off the scales insane … it is funny, but it’s also sick sick sick, hilariously so … I have no idea how this movie was shown in the 1970s? Was it shown exclusively in porno theaters? It’s not that there’s graphic sex, it’s just that it’s so absurdly obscene, it couldn’t be distributed in any conventional way. Cult classic viewers only please.
From Dick Brody’s brief review: “Waters smashes the bowdlerizing codes of Hollywood morality with self-consciously delirious parodies of classic Hollywood genres and tropes; 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.“