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Directed by John Waters

United States 1970 91 mins. In English

One of John Waters’ first feature length films, Multiple Maniacs exemplifies his early free-wheeling, crime/transgression/trash obsessed, deranged story lines and DIY aesthetic.

The film starts in an exhibit, Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions (which is really just a front to rob it’s unwilling audience members) and follows Lady Divine’s decent into heretofore untold depths of madness and chaos after she discovers her lover, Mr David (David Lochary), has been stepping out on her with Bonnie (Mary Vivian Pearce). Divine flies into a murderous rage, determined to exact revenge despite the torrent of assault and debasement she’s immediately met with.

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