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Desperate Living (1977)

Desperate Living
6.8 Rating
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7.2 IMDB rating

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Liz Renay

Liz Renay

Muffy St. Jacques
Mink Stole

Mink Stole

Peggy Gravel
Susan Lowe

Susan Lowe

Mole McHenry
Edith Massey

Edith Massey

Queen Carlotta
Mary Vivian Pearce

Mary Vivian Pearce

Princess Coo-Coo
Jean Hill

Jean Hill

Grizelda Brown
Brook Yeaton

Brook Yeaton

Bosley Jr.
Karen Gerwig

Karen Gerwig

Beth


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" In Waters cinema, the extreme theatricality of the characters plays with grotesque. Desperate Living is one of his most carnavalesque movies."


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" By far my favourite John Waters film. I absolutely love this movie! It's trashy and vile with a fantastical plot - but the characters - OMG, the characters. Totally off the wall. I know dialogue from this movie like we all do from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" - it's an experience you won't forget :)"


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