Past Film/Video | Classics

Pecker | Female Trouble

(John Waters, 1998)
(John Waters, 1974)
DOUBLE FEATURE

35MM Print

To celebrate the final day of the John Waters: Indecent Exposure exhibition in our galleries, we’ve got a double dose of Waters’s cinematic camp—all on glorious 35mm!

Waters takes on the art world in Pecker, where a teen photographer (Edward Furlong) and his girlfriend (Christina Ricci) get discovered by the New York cognoscenti, brought to life in the film with cameos by such figures as artist Cindy Sherman. Also with Mary Kay Place, Martha Plimpton, Lili Taylor, and Waters legends Mink Stole and Patricia Hearst. (35mm, 87 mins.)

Starring his gender-defying muse Divine, Female Trouble is a perverse pinnacle of Waters’s career that melds glamour and the grotesque in a highly quotable parody of celebrity culture. This classic features the full stable of the director’s gang of Baltimore outsiders (known as The Dreamlanders), including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. (35mm, 97 mins.)

Please note: special event parking ($5) is available in Ohio Union South Garage for these screenings. Please allow extra time for travel and parking.

Female Trouble

Female Trouble, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Person making a W with their hands

Pecker, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Girl at laundromat on phone

Pecker, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Woman holding champagne glass talking to young man and woman

Pecker, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Older woman in a hat and glasses holding statue of Mary

Pecker, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Woman stands with hands on hips, scowling at camera

Female Trouble, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Woman with hands on thighs makes a face at the camera

Female Trouble, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Woman with a mohawk restrained by two people in chair

Female Trouble, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Two women looking at each other

Female Trouble, courtesy of Warner Brothers

Woman stairs at the camera

Female Trouble, courtesy of Warner Brothers

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

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National Endowment for the Arts

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Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
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Pecker | Female Trouble