Last night A., the assistant director and her fiancé, C. the fashion photographer, were over for pad thai and afterwards we forced them to watch Pink Flamingos (to be honest, we were only going to watch a few choice bits but ended up seeing the whole thing).
The husband said "It's an art piece," but I insist it's a comedy, a Dogme film ahead of its time, outside of the realm of art. Or the realm of anything, really.
A. managed to laugh through most of it, although she couldn't watch the chicken scene or the part where Divine eats dogshit.
Afterwards, we watched the trailer for the movie, which consisted solely of interviews with people as they came out of the theater. One guy said, "John Waters has his finger on the pulse of America, and his thumb up its ass."
That quote should be in Bartlett's. And it's something to aspire to.
The Swedish word for the day is fiffig. It means ingenious.
- by Francis S.