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Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Lochary ...
Mr. David
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Bonnie / Cavalcade Patron
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Mink / Cavalcade Patron
Cookie Mueller ...
Cookie Divine / Cavalcade Patron
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Edith / Virgin Mary
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Cavalcade pervert
Rick Morrow ...
Ricky
Howard Gruber ...
Gilbert
Paul Swift ...
Steve (Cookie's boyfriend)
Vincent Peranio ...
Freak
Jim Thompson ...
Freak
Dee Vitolo ...
Freak
Ed Peranio ...
Freak
Bob Skidmore ...
Cavalcade Patron
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The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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10 April 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maníacos múltiples  »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,814 (USA) (5 August 2016)

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$25,038 (USA) (12 August 2016)
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The re-mastered Criterion version of Multiple Maniacs has had some songs replaced/substituted. Elvis Presley records "Jailhouse Rock" and "Just Because" have been taken out and replaced by similar pieces by George S. Clinton, as has the music on the opening credits. See more »

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Lady Divine: It was then that I realized that she was using her rosary as a tool of erotic pleasure! She made me get into a kneeling position. My head was spinning. And all at once, she inserted her rosary into one of my most private parts!
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And George Figgs as Jesus Christ See more »

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Referenced in Love Letter to Edie (1975) See more »

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Mars (from 'The Planets')
Written by Gustav Holst
[Heard after lobster scene]
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A Lobster Monstre makes it all worthwhile
15 November 1998 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This film suffers from what a lot of low-budget-inexperienced-director films suffer from: long intervals in which nothing happens in an attempt to get to the better parts of the movie. This one has it is spades, which makes it hard to sit through to get to the highlights. But the high points are some of the most inspired of any John Water's flick: the surreal appearance of "The Emperor of Prague," played by small boy in full monarch regalia who guides Lady Divine, and the completely unsolicited cameo of "Lobstora," the enormous lobster prop who, like nearly everybody in the early films, has its way with Divine. I found these scenes far more interesting than the film as a whole, despite the (possibly unintentional) social commentary of the opening sequence. Here, a crowd of "straights" visit the Carnival of Perversions and witness horrors ranging from the "Puke Eater" to the "Homosexuals." Each attraction is viewed with similar disgust from the suburbanites, yet they make no effort to leave the show, which seems to call to Water's fascination with the American public's fascination with the fringe of society.


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