#6 – Multiple Maniacs (1970)
Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Cast: Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Cookie Mueller
Running time: 96 minutes
“Even the garbage is too good a place for it.” –
Mary Avara, Maryland Board of Censors
“(Print) Destroyed” – Canadian Censor report
What’s the story: A couple who front a bizarre traveling circus become murderous when their relationship collapses.
What’s the verdict: “A CELLULOID ATROCITY!” pants the original, hand drawn promotional material for John Waters’ sophomore feature. And it ain’t lying.
47 years may have tempered Multiple Maniacs’ shock value, but trace echoes remain of just how bizarre and vile it must have...Read More