• OneMansGarbage

    ★★★½ Rewatched by OneMansGarbage 16 Jun, 2014 1

    This thing is filled with oddball fetishes, a Rosary Job, and a giant lobster and it's a fun ride through the depravity. Divine and the other Dreamlanders kill it, all of them take their roles seriously and sell it hard. This may not be John Waters' finest film, but it sure is a ton of fun. It's worth tracking down even if it's only on VHS, it gives you a reason to dust off your good old VCR.

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  • Lucas Haynes

    ★★★★ Watched by Lucas Haynes 09 Jun, 2014

    Ah, John Waters. He is one of my all time favourite filmmaker's. I recently just met him on "This filthy world " spoken word tour. It was awesome. 'Multiple Maniacs' is a nice time capsule on what the 60's and 70's trash life was like.
    It makes me want to time travel back to get a rosemary job with Divine. Visually with its black and white setting, this is John Waters most grungy and rough film that I have seen.It…

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  • Ryan Meyers

    ★★★½ Added by Ryan Meyers

    Lady Divine's trashy freak show doubles as a kidnapping ring, but, when she gets a taste for murder, she has to go on the run from the National Guard. Pretty standard Waters when it comes to trash and sleaze, but it's wickedly funny just like the rest. Lobsters haven't been this funny since Annie Hall, and the church seduction scene is disgusting, vile, and crude with that trademark tinge of comedy. Mink Stole is the best part of the film.

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  • JPC

    ★★½ Watched by JPC 23 May, 2014

    Irregular. Al final creo que solo recordaré un puñado de escenas o momentos, pero qué momentos! Ese circo de freaks del comienzo de la película, Mink Stole dando placer a Divine usando un rosario como si fueran bolas chinas en una iglesia o una langosta gigante violando a la musa de Waters.

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  • Zack McGhee

    ★★★★ Watched by Zack McGhee 26 Feb, 2014

    Begins and ends so strongly that it's tempting to forgive the sagging middle-third, but I can't quite. But there's an hour or so of material that is among Waters' very strongest work.

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  • James

    Watched by James 29 Jan, 2014

    Peter Lorre used to call actors "Facemakers" and never was he more right than in the case of Divine. While not technically a great actor by conventional Hollywood standards she gives an amazing exploitation performance here that just builds and builds into something truly amazing.

    It took me three sittings to get through this movie. I'm glad I finished it because now that I've experienced the whole thing I can honestly say I enjoyed it. It's three completely different movies…

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  • BradyTheGuy

    ★★ Watched by BradyTheGuy 26 Oct, 2013

    Other than its very Waters-esque opening along with its infamous Lobster scene there isn't too much to see here as it becomes bogged down in some odd melodrama and Jesus metaphors that never really follow through.

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  • Alan Dorich

    ★★½ Watched by Alan Dorich 04 Aug, 2013

    This early John Waters feature is one of his most schizophrenic; it begins like one of his 70s freak shows and then shifts into a murder plot, then it shifts into a character's mental disintegration, before finally ending with a finale that seems like an homage to monster movies.

    None of it carries the technical polish of Waters' later work, but watching him build on his craft is always fun. And besides, when it's over, you can have the satisfaction…

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  • whollmann

    ★★★★½ Watched by whollmann 22 Apr, 2013

    OH MY LORD, was I definitely NOT PREPARED. This is the kind of ghoulish, sleazy cinema I live for; from the title to the grisly gratuities, it more than lives up to the title's promise. It has the wonderful, slapdash quality of the best underground efforts. Dialogue and sound bleeds from one scene into another, actors wait for cues before starting lines, or look for help off screen when they forget something. What of it? You can't accuse these performers…

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  • Cliff

    ★★ Added by Cliff

    A technically appalling but intermittently amusing early effort from the king of trash cinema, you at least get the impression that John Waters was well aware of how bad this film is, in parts anyway. It begins with a shockingly inept scene set in Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions, a bad taste sideshow which is essentially a proto-Pink Flamingos, starring most of that later classic's line-fumbling cast. Waters' cinematic aesthetic improves slightly as the film continues, even if the content…

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  • Austin Wolf-Sothern

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Austin Wolf-Sothern 11 Jun, 2012

    Lady Divine (Divine) and Mr. David (David Lochary) run a tent show called the Cavalcade of Perversions, where people can pay to see perverted acts, like the puke-eater, armpit-lickers, and “actual queers kissing each other like lovers on the lips”, which is all just an elaborate ruse to rob people. Divine finds out Mr. David is cheating on her with a blonde named Bonnie (Mary Vivian Pearce), so she heads out to exact her revenge, but is raped in the…

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  • kevinsheets

    ★★★★ Watched by kevinsheets 15 Jan, 2011

    Fucking hysterical brilliance.

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