Long a staple of the midnight movie circuit, John Waters's FEMALE TROUBLE is a remarkably prescient satire that predates more recent exposes on the marketing of murderous celebrities such as MAN BITES DOG (1992) and NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1995). Defying conventional critical pigeonholing,
this raggedly produced, savagely funny movie has elicited more critical brickbats than bouquets, but the Village Voice
rightfully hailed it at the time of its release as director Waters's masterpiece. An outrageous send-up of "bad girl" films, FEMALE TROUBLE enshrines transvestite star Divine in
cult history as it slaughters a herd of American sacred cows.