I grew up on John Waters movies, and Desperate Living is probably his most outre film. It has underpinnings of fantasy and fairy tale. Btw, I can remember seeing Gumball Rally in the theater. TCM is the only channel I really watch besides one news program I follow. I have been noticing TCM is working hard to be more inclusionary, leading to some really interesting obscurities showing up. Also, they seem to pick their programming anticipating what is going to be a rough month in the public psyche and pulling out all the stops for those. November is another one like that. Those months they don't schedule any filler material and just go full tilt boogie on feel good classic bingeing.