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Pink Flamingos

PINK FLAMINGOS, Divine, 1972

The History of Gross-Out Movie Comedy

Since the 1970's, some of the biggest laughs comedy has achieved have come from those utterly shocking, can-you-believe-it, gross-out moments. But grossing out audiences can become an arms race; the more people see, the harder they are to shock. Here are the great milestones in gross-out comedy as filmmakers have climbed the heights of rudeness.