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In collaboration with Tromsø film society, John Waters' crazy comedy about Francine Fishpaw and her family is shown and smelled with accompanying Odorama scratch and sniff-cards, just as in 1981. Be prepared for jaw-dropping, resounding laughter and suspicious smells in three senses from the self-proclaimed Pope of Trash.

The life of Francine Fishpaw (Divine) is about to unravel. The pious housewife's husband, Elmer, runs a hated porn cinema and has an affair with his secretary Sandra (Mink Stole), while her daughter Lu-Lu is out with the mob Bo-Bo (Stiv Bator). Her son Dexter is possibly the infamous foot fetishist "the Baltimore Foot-Stomper", and even her own mother is a sadistic parasite. Francine's only solace is the eccentric, nouveau riche ex-laundry maid Cuddles (Edith Massey) and large doses of alcohol. In all the misery, she shares the occasional long glance with the handsome, mysterious, and rich Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter). Does tomorrow smell better?

John Waters gathers his motley ensemble of actors and passionate amateurs in the trash classic Polyester. In typical Waters style, the core values and stereotypes of the American family are turned on their heads, perverted, and ridiculed with a twinkle in the eye and unpredictable oddities. But as with all good satire, a stench of truth comes through.


The self-proclaimed Pope of Trash, John Waters (b. 1946), is besides Polyester behind a number of underground films such as Pink Flamingos, Mondo Trasho, and Desperate Living, but is perhaps best known for the musicals Hairspray and Cry-Baby. His films are satires crammed with delightful obscenities, violence, and mayhem.


2000 Cecil B. Demented
1998 Pecker
1994 Serial Mom
1990 Cry-Baby
1988 Hairspray

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Friday 20. january

Kl 19:30
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