Thursday, April 30, 2009

Desperate Living (1977)

4.5 / 5
Tagline: It isn't very pretty....
Directed by: John Waters
Written by: John Waters
Actors Include: Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: UK
Country: USA

Tee hee what a fanastically weird demented fairy tale like story. We meet an insane rich woman who with the help of her gigantic maid kills her husband. They go on the run, but end up in a place called Mortville, a backwards town that provides refuge from the law for criminals. They get "ugly" make-overs and end up finding a place to stay with a weird lesbian couple. The also soon learn of the evil Queen Carlotta who reigns over Mortville and her poor abused daughter Princess Coo-Coo. There is all sorts of taboo in this from boobs, to botched penis attachment and deattatchment, to dirty underwear, it's all in this story and many more gross stuff too. This is one of my favorite tales from Waters and despite the nature of the stuff going on the sense of humor keeps it from ever going too far. Definitely a fun insane watch for those who don't like the norm.

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