Director: Richard Bates Jr.
Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords, John Waters, Malcolm McDowell, Marlee Matlin, Ray Wise
A surgery-obsessed teen struggles with her outcast status while plotting to lose her virginity and save her sister from the ravaging effects of cystic fibrosis in this genre-bending shocker from writer/director Richard Bates, Jr. Pauline is a pretty young girl whose penchant for picking scabs has escalated into a fanatical obsession with the flesh. Recognizing this, Pauline's stern mother insists that the young girl visit the church therapist for counseling. Incensed at the prospect of being judged by a religious hypocrite, Pauline only delves deeper into her visceral fantasies while concocting an ingenious plan to impress her mother. Meanwhile, as Pauline begins devising ways to combat her younger sister's cystic fibrosis, her adolescent hormones kick into overdrive.
I did not know what to expect from this movie. I just wanted to see it because Traci Lords and John Waters was in the movie. That was the appeal to me. They are both great in my eyes.
This was a movie about a sick and demented teenage girl that really needed professional help. It seemed like someone that I would have been friends with, but this girl was just too wacked out for any other human, unless you have a death wish. She would defiantly fulfill that for you. Girl was more messed up than you could imagine. Her family was not poor at all, but you look at her nasty greasy hair, and it looked like it had not been washed in a month or more. The sad part about her was that she was a really pretty girl, when she was in her alternate world where she lived sometimes.
This other world in her head that she would go to was incredible. It was like looking into a twisted and bizarre fashion spread in Vogue magazine. It was so beautiful in a way. The lighting and the position of herself and her victims was like looking a staged photo shoot. I loved it.
The cast for the movie was well selected. You see so many new faces and wonderful familiar ones all through the movie. Traci Lords was brilliant at playing the uptight religious mother. Even though with her professional past, you would never see her as this kind of person, but she pulled it off. John Waters just does nothing wrong in my book. Seeing him in this movie as the priest was so awesome. He is the kind of priest that I would want to go and talk to. I love everything that he does. He is an artist of trash.
This movie is really good. It is just really a twisted movie with a great cast. There is not really a dull moment in this movie at all. It is well worth watching. This may be a movie that you will want to add to your collection. You need to give this one a chance. Enjoy.
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