R, 86 minutes

1981 | John Waters | USA | English | 86 min | R

In honor of John Waters’ recently published memoirs, and as part of our line up for Pride Month, we will be showing the hilariously grotesque, smell-o-vision compatible, Polyester.

A frustrated housewife, Francine Fishpaw (Divine), tries to maintain her sanity while taking care of her dysfunctional household. Elmer (David Samson), her husband and the owner of an adult theater, is sleeping with his secretary, and her delinquent teen son, Dexter (Ken King), and pregnant teen daughter, Lulu (Mary Garlington), aren’t helping matters any. But when Francine meets dashing Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), the owner of a theater specializing in art films, her life appears rosier.

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