Desperate Living Movie Review 1977

Information and Film Reviews for Desperate Living the Movie

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Typical John Waters trash. A mental patient (Stole) is released and becomes paranoid that her family may be out to kill her. After aiding in the murder of her husband (the hefty maid, Hill, suffocates him by sitting on him), Stole and Hill escape to Mortville, a town populated by outcasts such as transsexuals, murderers, and the woefully disfigured.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Sanity Check, Gender Bending, Family Ties
John Waters
Mink Stole, Jean Hill, Edith Massey, Liz Renay, Mary Vivian Pearce, Cookie Mueller, Susan Lowe, Ed Peranio, Pat Moran, George Stover, Turkey Joe, Channing Wilroy
Thomas Loizeaux
John Waters

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