Polyester (1981)


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Directed by: John Waters

Starring: David Samson, Divine, Edith Massey, Tab Hunter

Genres: Comedy

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Lu-Lu Fishpaw: I'm gonna get an abortion and I can't wait.

Lu-Lu Fishpaw: I never wanted to use macramé to kill.

Francine Fishpaw: Coitus Interruptus?

Francine Fishpaw: Oh Elmer, that dog stinks to high heaven. You'll be permeated by his odor.
Elmer Fishpaw: Yeah? Well, this whole world stinks, Francine, so get used to it! You and that big nose of yours are startin' to get on my nerves. Snortin' around the place like a goddamned anteater. I've about had it with you. Gimme that drink! Hurry up.

Francine Fishpaw: Dexter's been expelled from school.
Cuddles Kovinsky: For what?
Francine Fishpaw: For truancy.
Cuddles Kovinsky: It's just those common Baltimore public schools. God, I wish I lived in Connecticut.

Cuddles Kovinsky: At first I thought he was walking his dog. Then I realised, it was his date.

Cuddles Kovinsky: Gee, Francine! You're the most drinkin'est gal I know.

Continuity mistake: About 20 minutes into the movie, the family is sitting around the dining room table eating breakfast. Dad asks how school is going, and the daughter replies, "I learned all about my cervix in sex ed today", then walks off. They are eating breakfast, and the kids have not yet gone to school.

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Trivia: The film's scratch-and-sniff "Odorama" gimmick (where audiences could "smell the movie") was inspired by the works of director William Castle, who often used audience-participation gimmicks in the films he distributed. Castle was a personal hero of director John Waters.

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