The rest of the cast of characters in this film, including the “bear” family, the cop who dresses and acts like a new-born (infantilism), and Big Ethel, Sylvia’s mother, are a wonderful addition as the supporting cast and they make the film a true pleasure to watch. One of my favorite lines in the film has got to be when a little boy in a car says, “Dad, someone’s licking our tires (dirt perversion) to which his mother replies, “Honey, don’t look”. We discover a whole grab-bag full of interesting sexual perversions and expressions in this film, such as shrimping (it sounds so cute), tromboning (not so cute, if you knew what it meant), funch, sneezing in the cabbage, yodeling in the canyon and much, much more. So in a sense this film is quite educational too. The catch-phrase is, “Let’s go sexin’ ” and trust me, do they ever. Towards the end of the film, there’s a huge head-butting/orgy scene that’s very freaky, and the special effects throughout the film are just fantastic, especially with the sexualized trees and the squirrels who are animated. Beware of the Hokey-Pokey “bottle” scene with Tracey Ullman, but don’t miss it, it’s the tops.
The soundtrack to the movie is amazing, mostly rockabilly and quirky songs, and is available to purchase. It features one song in particular I really liked because I hadn’t heard it in over two decades and I used to love it and it’s “Red Hot” by Billy Lee Riley. The other songs are also very cool, and most feature sexual content, and you’ll love the lyrics to the “Pussycat Song”. Nothing is sacred here, as in most of Waters’ films, and that is exactly why his fans are so loyal to him. The title of the film “Boom” features very briefly in the film, which is amazing since it’s one of my favorite movies ever and it’s also one of John Waters’ favorites (and no one else’s, I believe).
Another feature commentary: Five of the main crew members of the film discuss the film-making as they saw it. Not as cool as hearing John Waters speak the commentary, but not a bad idea for those of you who can’t get enough of this movie.
Shocking Featurette “All the Dirt on A Dirty Shame”: John Waters, the cast of the film and crew of the film, called the Dreamlanders, discuss all different aspects of the making of the movie, and there’s an inside look into the making of those infamous “ginormous” breasts of Ms. Blair’s too, for those of you who always wondered about them. An 80-minute long, jam-packed with information featurette that will please any and all John Waters’ fans.
Deleted Scene: The shortest deleted scene I’ve ever seen, but definitely worth checking out. Not for the squeemish.
Trailers: The movie’s theatrical trailer as well as a bunch of New Line trailers including some for Polyester, Pink Flamingos, Pecker and Female Trouble.