The Watching Hour: Polyester

The Watching Hour: Polyester

USA, 1981, 86 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Cult, GLBT
Language: English

A selection of The Watching Hour during the Cinema Q Film Festival - Saturday, July 20 at Midnight
Introduced by famed John Waters stalwart Mink Stole

Archival 35mm presentation - Ladies and gentlemen, the first superstar couple of ‘80s indie cinema: Tab Hunter and Divine! This shocker of a crazed pairing came courtesy of John Waters’ Polyester (filmed in “Odorama”, in which patrons of its original theatrical run were given scratch-n-sniff cards to relive key odors throughout the film!) Frustrated housewife Divine bounces back from her disastrous marriage to a porno theater owner and finds love in the arms of study Tab, but all is not as it seems in this crackpot ode to classic crime melodramas. Tab even croons the theme song (with other songs performed by Bill Murray and Debbie Harry!), and once you’ve seen him frolic in a field with Divine, you’ll be ruined for other movies forever. See it with someone you love to smell!

DIRECTOR: John Waters
Principal Cast: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, Mink Stole
US Distributor: New Line Cinema

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