First show: April 06
When a wealthy housewife and her maid murder the former’s husband, the two are forced to go on the run from a cop with an underwear fetish. They end up in the town of Mortville, a garbage dump refuge where criminals live under the rule of Queen Carlotta. The two move in with violent Mole McHenry and her girlfriend Muffy St. Jacques, where a classic John Waters plot involving rabies, a winning lottery ticket, and a nudist camp begins to unfold.
Written & directed by John Waters. Cinematography by Thomas Loizeaux & John Waters. Art Direction by Vincent Peranio. With Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Jean Hill. 35mm. 1977. 90 minutes. R.
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