The Campiest Scene In History?

Michael Musto nominates Ruth Roman from a sequence in a 1973 dud called “The Baby” as the campiest movie scene in history. I’m not sure I agree: Just about anything with Joan Crawford from the 1950s onward has a higher camp factor. But I see Michael’s point. I mean, in “The Baby” Miss Roman wears a wig askew and keeps her grown son in a crib and diapers. (John Waters used a similar idea a year before in “Pink Flamingos.”) A social worker arrives and tries to wrest Baby away from Miss Ruth. For humanitarian reasons? Hell, no. Because the social worker’s husband was infantilized in an accident and needs a playmate. Sheesh.

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