USA, 1981. Directed by John Waters. 86 min. 14A
Saturday 22 February 11:30PM / The Film House
Francine Fishpaw is an upper middle class suburban housewife in Baltimore. Unfortunately for this “good Christian woman,” the money to support her lifestyle comes from her husband’s porno theatre, the neighbours are protesting, her son is the notorious “Baltimore Stomper,” her daughter is knocked up by a local hoodlum, and her husband is having an affair with his secretary.
“Polyester is a movie that can get laughs out of a dinette set simply because it is a dinette set. The props, all through the movie but particularly in Francine’s lovely home, are priceless.”
– Janet Maslin, NYTimes
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