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
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John Waters: [Catholicism] The Infant of Prague appears to and assists Lady Divine, and a sequence takes place in a Catholic church. See more »
When Lady Divine is attacked on the street by the two huffers, a shadow of the cameraman is clearly visible on the sidewalk and across the trio as they fight. See more »
Hurry, Mr. David. Because I want to perform acts with you more than anything in this whole wide world! And it makes me sad to hear you being so upset because of that Lady Divine. She's not a very friendly person. But, I gotta admit she sure is beautiful and glamorous. But, I bet she couldn't do some of the things that we can do.
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The unrated version is almost complete. It features all sex and nudity and the full 'rosary job' scene. The one cut is to when Divine tortures the cavalcade patrons after dropping the net on them. In the unrated print, the scene ends with Divine saying 'I said no shit and I mean it!' See more »
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Performed by Alan Dean
Courtesy of Pickwick Group Limited
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A Lobster Monstre makes it all worthwhile
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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