John Water's Gloriously Grotesque 'Multiple Maniacs'

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Restored to its full revolting glory, John Waters' gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theatres at long last. See Multiple Maniacs from August 5-7 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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 focuses on the "Cavalcade of Perversion," a travelling 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 stock company (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.
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By: TIFF