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MULTIPLE MANIACS

MULTIPLE MANIACS

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MULTIPLE MANIACS

  • Directed by John Waters
  • Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mink Stole, Cookie Mueller, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey
  • 1970 | 97mins | USA | rated (18)

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theatres at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.


Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, with Waters taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a travelling show put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair.