Polyester(Movie, 1981)

1h 26min | Genre: Comedy
PolyesterRating: 3.5/5 (with 4747 votes)
Polyester is a 1981 American comedy film directed, produced, and written by John Waters, and starring Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole. It satirizes the melodramatic genre of women's pictures, particularly those directed by Douglas Sirk, whose work directly influenced this film, as well as suburban life in the early 1980s involving divorce, abortion, adultery, alcoholism, foot fetishism, and the religious right. Polyester was filmed in Waters' native Baltimore, Maryland, as with many of his other films, and features a gimmick called Odorama, whereby viewers can smell what they see on screen using scratch and sniff cards, in a stylistic tribute to the work of William Castle, whose films typically featured attention-grabbing gimmicks. Aside from Stunts, it was one of the first films that New Line Cinema produced. ()
Movie poster of Polyester

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"Polyester" is currently available on 2 providers. Polyester can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Duration: 1h 26min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 26min

About Polyester

A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.

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Trailer for Polyester + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 2:18)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 9 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/29/1981
Director: John Waters
Producer: Robert Shaye, Michael White
Screenwriter: John Waters
Executive Producer: Robert Shaye
Composer: Blondie, Debbie Harry, Michael Kamen, Chris Stein

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