Desperate Living

  • John Waters
  • 1977
  • 90'
  • United States
  • 16 mm (Proj. HD)
  • English (Sous-titre: FR)
  • Couleur
  • Âge légal: 16 ans

On the run after killing her husband, the neurotic upper-class Peggy Gravel and her obese Black servant take refuge in Mortville, a squalid slum hosting the scum of society. Lost in the woods, Mortville is under the grip of the vile Queen Carlotta. John Waters delivers a costume drama whose costumes came almost exclusively from thrift stores. He therein describes an absurd totalitarian state (aren't they all?) that ends up collapsing on itself.


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