Previously at the ICA - Films

John Waters, Polyester, 1981


10 Sep 2014

Presented in Odorama! First shown in 1981 with the gimmick of ‘scratch and sniff’ cards so audiences could smell what they saw on screen, this bad taste comedy stars drag queen superstar Divine as put-upon housewife Francine Fishpaw, tormented by an adulterous husband, perverted offspring… and bad smells!

Co-starring Tab Hunter and Edith Massey, and with a soundtrack by Debbie Harry and Michael Kamen, this is one of John Waters’ (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) best loved and most accessible films.

Polyester, dir. John Waters, US 1981, 86 mins

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