Dir. John Waters, 1974
89 minutes, English
One of John Waters' best films, he not only holds a flame to the American obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity, he douses the whole obsession in kerosene and sets a torch to it!
Troubled teen runaway Dawn Davenport has big plans for herself, she's better than all those stupid people at school and her parents and you too! We follow her life decade by decade as she falls in and out of petty crime, becomes a low-class high-fashion model, and even starts a burgeoning performance art career renowned the world over. Glamorously campy and outstandingly satirical, it's a great feel-good film for anyone who's ever wanted to be famous.