"Of course I went a little too far!" John Waters (Director)
A masterpiece of bad taste!
John Waters' gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature re-emerges 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 traveling 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. Starring Waters' beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders, Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.
*Viewer discretion advised.
2016 MUMBAI, NEW ORLEANS, OUTBURST QUEER ARTS, RAINBOWVISIONS
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, the film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector John Waters rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Pink Flamingos (1972) is one of his most famous works.