‘An amazing movie, funny and scandalous and terrifying’ – Variety
This digitally restored print from cult auteur John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Cry Baby, Hairspray) is the ultimate mash of arthouse and grindhouse, complete with gross and outrageous transgressive acts including the "rosary job" in the church and rape by a giant lobster. Made on a shoestring budget in Waters' native Baltimore this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show mounted by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: larger-than-life Lady Divine, out for blood after discovering her lover's affair. Multiple Maniacs is an anarchic masterwork from an artist who has pushed the limits of good taste for decades.
Cinemaniacs present The Multiple Muses of John Waters, a journey through the divine and decadent inspirations of the Pope of Trash – Saturday 25 March.