Dawn (Divine) wants nothing but cha-cha heels for Christmas. But when she doesn’t get them, she runs away from home. From then on, her life spirals out of control. She gets pregnant while hitch-hiking and turns to a life of crime. When she is approached by Donald (David Lochary) and Donna Dasher (Mary Vivian Pearce) for an art project – they want to photograph her while she’s committing crimes – Dawn’s life takes yet another turn.
Female Trouble was a fascinating film that I found intriguing in quite a few ways, although it was again not the easiest film to watch.
Divine (Divine) has been decreed the filthiest person alive and had to go into hiding with her mother Edie (Edith Massey), her partner Cotten (Mary Vivian Pearce) and her son Crackers (Danny Mills). But Connie (Mink Stole) and Raymond Marble (David Lochary) aren’t happy with Divine having that title. They want it for themselves, so they set out to make sure that Divine – now Babs Johnson – can’t get up to any more filthiness.
Pink Flamingos has an undeniable force, but it was also a little exhausting to watch. Be that as it may, it’s quite a film.
Before Chucky (Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) were vanquished, they had a son, Glen (Billy Boyd). Glen is everything his parents aren’t: gentle, kind and completely murder-free. He’s curious to meet his parents, and so he resurrects them, hoping for a family reunion. The reunion does happen, but takes on a very different form of what Glen expected, as they first hit Hollywood where Chucky and Tiffany’s story is currently turned into a film starring Jennifer Tilly (Jennifer Tilly).
Seed of Chucky suddenly turns very meta and that’s a thing I always enjoy. Especially since it really proves that Jennifer Tilly is the best thing that has happened to the series. Despite some of the same issues as with the other films of the series, this is definitely my favorite part so far (together with the first).
Raymond (Matthew Gray Gubler) has a business degree, but he can’t find a job. His situation is so dire that he has to move back in with his parents. Trapped in Suburbia with a father (Ray Wise) who hates him (and vice versa) and a mother (Barbara Niven) who still treats him like a child, is not really his dream situation. When he starts to see ghosts again, like he used to do when he was a kid, at least he has something to drink about with bartender Becca (Kat Dennings).
Suburban Gothic is a weird animal with a very strange sense of humor that borders on the surreal but doesn’t quite go there. If you find your way into that humor zone, you’ll love the film. But if you expect to see a film like Excision, you’ll be disappointed.
Pauline (AnnyLynne McCord) lives with her parents (Tracie Lords, Roger Bart) and her little sister Grace (Ariel Winter) who has Cystic Fibrosis and needs a lung transplant. So Pauline dreams of a career in medicine. But she has issues. She has vivid deams full of blood and sex, that she would like to enact in real life by sleeping with a guy for the first time while on her period. Her mother sees that she’s struggling but believes that with a little strictness and the support of her church they can work through the problems.
Excision is absolutely incredible and amazing. AnnaLynne McCord is perfect, the whole movie is atmospheric and just plain wonderful.