Desperate Living (1977) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • A rich housewife murders her husband with the help of her overweight maid, and the two go on the run, ending up in Mortville, a town providing refuge for criminals. They shack up with a lesbian ex-wrestler and her murderess lover, before running into the tyrannical Queen Carlotta, ruler of Mortville...

    - Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>
  • Peggy Gravel is totally paranoid that she is uncontrollable! She, along with her nurse Grizelda, attack her husband which kills him. Both try to hide, but a cop with a fetish for female underwear forces then to live in Mortville. The town of Mortville is a pitiful community where criminals live in terrible conditions under the matriarch rule of Queen Carlotta. Both live with butch Mole and glamorous Muffy. When the queen's daughter, Princess Coo-Coo, has a love affair with a garbage man at the local nude camp, Peggy joins the queen in getting rid of the lowlifes of Mortville. Soon Mole, Muffy, and friends start to rebel against them!

    - Written by Josh R.S. Lech
  • A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

    - Written by Jojo Mac


In an affluent Baltimore suburb, all hell is about to break loose in the home of the Gravels. Bosley Gravel ( ) has a discussion on the front porch with Dr...

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