Divine in Polyester (1981) © Roadshow Entertainment
Divine in Polyester (1981) © Roadshow Entertainment
Polyester (1981) © Roadshow Entertainment

ACMI presents


Screening in Odorama

John Waters | USA | 1981 | M

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Sun 3 Sep - Sun 17 Sep 2023

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See John Waters' cult hit as it was originally intended – in Odorama. Scratch and sniff your way through the film!

Divine stars as suburban housewife on-the-rise Francine Fishpaw in John Waters' cult hit which further catapulted her to international stardom.

Unjustly mistreated by her chauvinistic husband Elmer who runs the local porn theatre, and her money-hungry mother, La Rue, Francine Fishpaw (Divine) turns to the bottle for love and support. Life is on the downslide for the Fishpaw household with son Dexter, terrorising the neighbourhood as the phantom foot stomper, daughter Lulu, a crazed pregnant disco groupie and the family dog resorting to suicide.

Then, in a Cinderella fantasy-come-true, Francine meets her Polyester Prince, Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), and blissfully, they fall in love. Has Francine finally found true meaning to life and happiness or will she return to an unsavoury lifestyle with the Fishpaw family?

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Roadshow Entertainment
Courtesy: Roadshow Entertainment
Runtime: 86 mins

Event duration

86 mins



Contains sexual references, violence, and coarse language.


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