Sunday, June 30, 2013

Female Trouble

1974 American Feature

Cast: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Michael Potter and Elizabeth Coffey
Writer/Director: John Waters

Dawn Davenport, a spoiled schoolgirl, runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitchhiking, and becomes a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 79% / Audience: 83%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Female Trouble is dedicated to Manson Family member Charles "Tex" Watson. John Waters' prison visits to Watson inspired the "crime is beauty" theme of the film and in the film's opening credits, Waters includes a wooden toy helicopter that Watson made for him.
  • The lyrics to the title song, sung by Divine, were written by John Waters and set to a pre-existing piece of music.
  • Divine played both Dawn Davenport and Earl Peterson, the man who impregnates her.
  • David Lochary's final film.
  • John Waters still has the film's electric' chair and keeps it in his Baltimore home.

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