John Waters’ ‘Pink Flamingos’ Is Still Banned in Long Island Town 50 Years Later

Fifty years after the release of “Pink Flamingos” and John Waters is still banned from screening the film in Hicksville, Long Island.Waters explained to Entertainment Weekly that despite being a camp cult classic, “Pink Flamingos” was deemed obscene in multiple legal cases.“I never won [obscenity cases],” Waters said.

“Because at midnight, ‘Pink Flamingos’ is joyous, it’s exciting, the audience loves it.

But if you’re sworn in on jury duty in a courthouse, sitting there next to a stranger, watching a singing asshole at 7:30 in the morning, I promise you, it is obscene.

It’s all about geography.

I would just plead guilty, which was a 1,000 fine, and the lawyers usually cost more than that.”He added, “Still, in Hicksville, New York, on Long Island, technically, if they ever show ‘Pink Flamingos,’ Bob Shaye, the head of New Line, and I can go to prison, because we signed a thing saying,

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