high camp

[high camp] {n.}, {slang}, {show business} 1. Kitsch, orpretentious material in bad taste that is still liked by higher classaudiences.

"The Potsdam Quartet" is a play full of high camp.

2.An exaggerated movie or theater scene that loses believability.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Sledge Hammer are so full of high campthat no sensible people watch them anymore.

[middle camp] and [lowcamp] refer to theatrical kitsch preferred by middle class and lowclass audiences, respectively.