Pecker takes it's title from the nickname of the lead character, an amateur photographer from Hampden who accidentally makes it big when a New York City gallery owner stumbles upon his work at a Baltimore Diner.
Pecker features wack-o performances from Edward Furlong as Pecker, Christina Ricci as his girlfriend, Lili Taylor as the art dealer, Marth Plimpton as Pecker's trade-hag sister, and bad-boy Brendan Sexton as Pecker's best friend. As they travel to New York and back, lessons are learned about fame, fortune and happiness.
There's angry lesbian strippers, a blind photographer, prissy New York art types and shopping for strangers. But perhaps most amazing is a visit from Mary, the Mother of Christ. "Full of Grace!"
The best review we ever got was in Japan, where somebody said it was a 'Disney film for perverts.' And it was! It was a feel-good movie about subject matter that would have been illegal 20 years ago. We had full-screen pubic hair, lesbian strippers. It got an R rating, but people still perceived it as a nice movie. - John Waters
Note: Tickets to John Waters talk and VIP Reception on June 24 will be available for purchase at this venue.