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Desperate Living (1977) Poster

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Peggy Gravel: Why did you tell me to come this way, Grizelda? You know I hate nature! Look at those disgusting trees, stealing my oxygen. Oh, I can't stand this scenery another minute. All natural forests should be turned into housing developments! I want cement covering every blade of grass in this nation. Don't we taxpayers have a voice anymore?

Motorcycle Cop: I'd like to stick my whole head in your mouth and let you suck out my eyeballs!

Grizelda Brown: I don't want no white man lookin' at my Tampax!

Peggy Gravel: Hello? What number are you calling? You've dialed the wrong number! Sorry? What good is that? How can you ever repay the last thirty seconds you have stolen from my life? I hate you, your husband, your children, and your relatives!

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Peggy Gravel: Have I gone to Hell? Is that it? Have I gone straight to Hell?

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[after Mole's penis is cut off]

Mole McHenry: Now I won't have any organs! It'll be like having a Barbie doll crotch!

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Peggy Gravel: Go home to your mother! Doesn't she ever watch you? Tell her this isn't some communist daycare center! Tell your mother I hate her! Tell your mother I hate you!

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Flipper: You lazy bitch! I'm out working my tail off all day, and you're in there, fuckin' MIDGETS!

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Peggy Gravel: Go ahead, feel her up! Just like you did to me! Find em, feel em, fuck em, forget em... is THAT your new motto?

Grizelda Brown: Zip that gaping hole of a mouth up, Peggy, before I plug it up with my fist.

Peggy Gravel: You're just like all the rest of the common dykes in this town!

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Queen Carlotta: [surveying her subjects as they participate in her own self-enforced "Backwards Day"] Look at those dummies! Hey, moron! You got your clothes on backwards! Ha ha ha! Oh, God, this is fun! Hi, stupid! Hi, ugly!

Shotsie: Ewww, that senile old cunt!

Mole McHenry: I wish I had a rifle with a telescopic lens.

Flipper: I'd help you pull the trigger, Mole!

Muffy St. Jacques: Squeaky Fromme, where are you when we need you?

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Muffy St. Jacques: [recalling why she ended up on the lam in Mortville] I wasn't always like this. Oh, I mean, of course I was always visually stunning, but I was married to a man, and I had a baby named Freddy. It was about two years ago, and my husband and I were just returning from a cocktail party...

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Muffy St. Jacques: [finding her babysitter nude in bed with a boy] OH MY GOD! What have you done with my baby?

Babysitter: I don't know; I'm trippin'.

Muffy St. Jacques: TRIPPUN? Where's Freddy?

Babysitter: I think I put him in the kitchen!

Muffy St. Jacques: The KITCHUN? Oh, Freddy!

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Queen Carlotta: Every word I ever utter shall be considered a royal proclamation!

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Flipper: Men are such cunts.

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Princess Coo-Coo: Oh Herbert, we're safe now. I'm sorry I had to drag you all that way, but those silly nudists wanted to BURY you! Oh I love you too, my darling- Mother can't hurt us now. We'll get married tonight. You don't look so well, I hope you perk up for our honeymoon!

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Queen Carlotta: Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch! Take it off! Come on, let's see some ass! Yeah! Yeah! Strip faster! Let's see some private areas! Ohhhh I see London, I see France! Spread those legs, baby! I want meat and potatoes! Yeahhhh! A Hollywood loaf! Yessssirrreee! Come on over here with that thing! You're a wicked little boy getting me all heated up, aren't you? I'm going to have to give you a spanking!

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Bosley Jr.: [Kids are in the attic playing doctor] Breathe hard. Do it again.

Beth: [Giggles as she breathes] Let me do it to you.

Peggy Gravel: [Enters room and goes berserk when she sees the kids] SODOMITES!

[Rushes to them]

Peggy Gravel: CAUGHT RIGHT IN A SEX ORGY! FILTHY! DIRTY! FILTHY!

Bosley Jr.: [Crying] We're only playing!

Peggy Gravel: [Slapping them] Is that what you learned in private school?

Beth: Don't, Mother, we're only playing!

Peggy Gravel: [Hysterically to herself] NUDE! NUDE! NUDE!

[Suddenly seriously]

Peggy Gravel: You could be pregnant, Beth!

[to Bosley, Jr]

Peggy Gravel: And YOU... I never thought you'd rape your own sister!

[Suddenly wildly, to no one in particular]

Peggy Gravel: OH GOD, THE CHILDREN ARE HAVING SEX!

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Grizelda Brown: You better calm yourself down before I haul off and smack you upside your wide, wide head. We killed your husband. And I ain't your maid anymore bitch. I'm your sister in crime.

Peggy Gravel: Please, don't sit on me!

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Mr. Paul: This Backwards Day's a lot of shit, ain't it?

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Queen Carlotta: Get out of my chambers, lesbians!

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Peggy Gravel: [to cop in lingerie] Will you please stop it! I have never found the antics of deviants to be one bit amusing!

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Peggy Gravel: [to cop in lingerie] No, please not a kiss, I swear I'll gag! Mount me if you must but not a kiss!

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Muffy St. Jacques: The press still calls me "The Dog Food Murderess". I can never go back, I couldn't bear the shame!

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Queen Carlotta: [ordering the guards to gang rape Princess Coo-Coo] Seize her and fuck her.

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Queen Carlotta: [giving one of her nude guards a spanking] This will teach you to arouse royalty.

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Motorcycle Cop: Mrs. Gravel, I'd like to examine your underpants!

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