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#TBT At The Laemmle: Female Trouble
June 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Murderers come with smiles.
A riotously funny bad-taste epic from director John Waters, Baltimore’s “Prince of Puke,” this sick classic tells the depraved life story of obese criminal Dawn Davenport (Divine), from her bad-girl youth as a go-go dancer on Baltimore’s infamous Block to her death in the electric chair. Mink Stole is terrific as Dawn’s bratty daughter Taffy, conceived following a romp on a junkyard mattress with a fat derelict in soiled underpants (also played by Divine). Mary Vivian Pearce and David Lochary co-star as crazed owners of a beauty-parlor who are convinced that “crime equals beauty,” and they take Dawn under their wings, forcing her to mainline liquid eyeliner to enhance her appeal. Edith Massey steals the film as Dawn’s obsessive neighbor, Ida, who wants her nephew to be gay because heterosexuals lead “sick and boring lives.” A hilariously appalling film, Female Trouble is just as disgusting and far funnier than Waters’ previous Pink Flamingos, if not as notorious.
Laemmle NoHo 7
The Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatre opened on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in the newly revitalized North Hollywood Arts district. The venue features stadium-style auditoriums, comfortable rocker seats with extra leg room, state-of-the-art digital projection and wall-to-wall screens. Also, a first for Laemmle Theatres, the box office is inside the lobby so patrons can order tickets in comfort, protected from the elements. The METRO Red Line brings you within two blocks of the NoHo 7 and with dozens of dining options within walking distance, it’s a great destination for dinner and a movie! If you haven’t been to North Hollywood lately, it’s worth the trip.
DOGS: No, unfortunately dogs are not allowed inside the theater. Service dogs being an exception, of course. (Please add this line to the TBT page too)
TIME: Doors 7, Trivia Raffle 7:30, Movie 7:40
ENTRANCE: Through the main entry doors on Lankershim Blvd.
SEATING/CHAIRS: It’s an indoor movie theater. You will sit in comfy seats. Pillows and blankets are optional 😉
PARKING: Parking structure is located at 11144 Weddington St. next to the Art Institute. NOTE: THE LOT IS ALSO LABELED “5250 PARKING”). With a Laemmle validation, parking is $2 for 3.5 hours and $1.25 ea. 15 minutes thereafter.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: METRO Red Line Station: North Hollywood. METRO Bus: 152, 154, 156, 183, 224.