Polyester Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Polyester the Movie

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Amusing satire on middle-class life, described by producer, director and writer Waters as "`Father Knows Best' gone berserk." Forlorn housewife Divine pines for the man of her dreams while the rest of her life is falling apart at the seams. Filmed in "Odorama," a hilarious gimmick in which theatre goers were provided with scratch-n-sniff cards, containing specific scents corresponding to key scenes. Video watchers will have to use their imagination in experiencing a wide range of smells. The first of Waters' more mainstream films. Features songs by Murray and Harry.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 86 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screwball Comedy, Gender Bending, At the Movies, Strained Suburbia, Satire & Parody, Baltimore
Screenplay
John Waters
Cast
Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, Mink Stole, Stiv Bators, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Kenneth King, Joni-Ruth White, Jean Hill, Hans Kramm, Mary Vivian Pearce, Cookie Mueller, Susan Lowe, George Stover, George Figgs, Steve Yeager
Cinematography
David Insley
Director
John Waters
Music
Deborah Harry, Michael Kamen
Producer
New Line Cinema

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