Director: John Waters
Cast: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller
Genre: Restored, Reviled, Revoilting, Celluloid Atrocity
Country of Origin: USA 1970 93 mins. (18)
Released by Park Circus
Multiple Maniacs, the gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature from John Waters, is coming to UK cinemas at long last. Released in select sites on 17 February, Multiple Maniacs arrives replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery and 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.
Multiple ManiacsStarring Waters’ beloved regular cast, the Dreamlanders (including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.
This release will see the film screen from a new restoration from Janus Films, presenting the Pope of Trash’s full, un-cut version for the first time ever on UK screens. Park Circus.