Kentucky Theatre Fri, Jun 17, 2022 10:30 PM
Kentucky Theatre Sun, Jun 19, 2022 4:30 PM
Kentucky Theatre Mon, Jun 20, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1981
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Waters
Tab Hunter
Edith Massey
David Samson
Mary Garlington


For his first studio picture, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart—until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). Polyester is one of Waters’ most hilarious inventions, replete with sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore.