Multiple Maniacs

Having only directed one feature (Mondo Trasho), Waters’ second film ramps up his efforts of grotesquerie and gleeful debauchery with his unfairly underseen Multiple Maniacs. This brand-new digital restoration from Janus is jam packed with armpit-lickers, puke-eaters, bearded men gleefully touching tongues, bicycle-seat-sniffers, and erotic blasphemy galore, all part of Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions. This crew of psychotic kidnappers tears around on a seemingly endless reign of joyous terror–until Divine is raped by a gigantic lobster whilst lying in her corpse-strewn bedroom. Chock-full of Dreamland regulars–Mary Vivian Pearce, David Lochary, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, George Figgs, and Cookie Mueller– you won’t want to miss this chance to squirm, scream, vomit, laugh, and celebrate one of the greatest anti-puritanical, anarcho-infused ragers in cinema history.

Dir. John Waters, 1970, DCP Restoration, 91 min.

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