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See this film: Pink Flamingos at the Coolidge

A 300-pound transvestite eating dog shit might seem tame today, but back in 1972, when John Waters's Pink Flamingos came out, it raised some eyebrows. Doing the turd-eating honors is Waters's late muse Divine, as she and her family try to qualify as the filthiest people in the world. But after Edith Massey's egg-sucking Edie and Divine's sex scene involving her son and a chicken, coprophagy seems almost anticlimactic. Still shocking and hilarious in its gleeful, nihilistic perversity, it screens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline | February 4-5 @ midnight | $9 | 617.734.2500 or coolidge.org.

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