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Mondo Trasho (1969)

A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Bombshell / Cinderella
... Divine / Greaser in Alley
David Lochary ... Asylum Inmate / Dr. Coathanger / Voice of Snob #2
... Homeless Woman / Asylum Inmate / Snob #1
Bob Skidmore ... Asylum Personnel / Policeman
Margie Skidmore ... Shocked Mother in Park / The Virgin Mary
Berenica Cipcus ... Evil Stepsister #1 / Asylum Inmate / Dr. Coathanger's Nurse
Jack Walsh
Chris Atkinson
Lizzy Temple Black ... The Virgin Mary's Assistant
Mark Isherwood ... The Hitch-Hiker
Mike Bauer
... Dr. Coathanger's Secretary
George Figgs ... Asylum Inmate / Man in Waiting Room
... Asylum Inmate
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of the Virgin Mary, strange chicken-foot grafting operations). Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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At Last... A "Gutter Film"

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14 March 1969 (USA)  »

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John Waters' Mondo Trasho  »

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$2,100 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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While filming a scene featuring a naked hitchhiker, John Waters was on the campus of Johns Hopkins University without permission. When someone was offended, campus police were notified and Waters and his crew lammed it. They eluded the police for a while but were caught when they went to pick up the car and were charged with "conspiracy to commit indecent exposure." See more »

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Divine: [talking to the Virgin Mary] Oh, Mary... teach me to be Divine.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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It Only Hurts For a Little While
Written by Mack David and Fred Spielman
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Offensive opening and inexcusable animal deaths
21 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

OK, I'm a big John Waters fan and like any 'Waters fan, I managed to obtain one of his early films.

Even though slightly long and very boring at times, It has a JW signature written all over it and is a must for any of his fans.

Next point - My main problem with this movie - The pointless animal deaths at the start...Several Chickens are beheaded by a masked man and is obviously to shock the audience by stating that this movie is gross and very 'Trash like'. I don't buy it, and I found this extremely offensive and cruel. And since I am a Vegetarian and completely against (and opposed to) animal cruelty in real life, I find it even more disturbing that someone would want to do it for their art...its completely inexcusable and literally boils my anger.

John Waters has gone right down in my estimation as I didn't think he would be like this...If the chicken decapitations were used from stock footage of a slaughterhouse than this would be slightly acceptable (I emphasise on the word 'slightly' as I am against any activity of such sort).

As soon as I watched the opening of 'Mondo Trasho', my complete admiration for 'JW and his anti-Hollywood statements' had vanished because he can shock and gross out audiences without resorting to animal deaths/cruelty.

I cant seem to find an official site for JOHN WATERS but I would like to email him personally and give him my thoughts on this matter.

So, if your aim is to shock and offend...then you have done it John...but at the cost of losing respect from your film fans.

And remember John, You are a filmmaker and an artist.... not a barbaric low-life who tortures animals for exploitation.

What has this world come to.....I sincerely do ask ?


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