Director: John Waters Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 1988
Starring: Clayton Prince, Debbie Harry, Divine, Jerry Stiller, Leslie Ann Powers, Mink Stole, Ric Ocasek, Ricki Lake, Ruth Brown, Sonny Bono
Screenwriter: John Waters
Producer: Rachel Talalay
John Waters blends his trashy absurdity with a huge helping of heart and activism in this eternally delightful peek into 1960s teen culture. Only the “Pope of Trash” could make a ridiculously funny and accessible musical comedy that also touts the importance of body positivity, diversity, and the triumph of civil rights workers and the working class. So tease your hair, get on your dancing shoes, and join Ricki Lake, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, and of course the legendary Divine for the dance party of this and any summer.