Directer:John Waters Producer:John Waters Writter:John Waters Music: Chris Lobingier, Allen Yanus Cinematography: John Waters Editor:Charles Roggero Running time:90 min Country:United States Language:English Genre:Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Subtitle: English/ไทย Starring:Mink Stole as Peggy Gravel, Jean Hill as Grizelda Brown,
Edith Massey as Queen Carlotta, Mary Vivian Pearce as Princess Coo-Coo,
Liz Renay as Muffy St. Jacques, Susan Lowe as Mole McHenry, George Stover as Bosley Gravel,
Turkey Joe as Sheriff Shitface, Cookie Mueller as Flipper, Channing Wilroy as Lt. Wilson,
Ed Peranio as Lt. Williams, Paul Swift as Mr. Paul, George Figgs as Herbert,
Al Strapelli as Dr. Evans, Brook Blake as Bosley Gravel, Jr., Karen Gerwig as Beth Gravel
Desperate Living is a 1977 American crime comedy fantasy horror film directed, produced, written, and photographed by Baltimore, Maryland, filmmaker John Waters starring Liz Renay, Jean Hill, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and Mary Vivian Pearce.
Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole), a neurotic, delusional, suburban housewife, and her overweight maid, Grizelda Brown (Jean Hill), go on the lam after Grizelda smothers Peggy''s husband, Bosley (George Stover), to death. The two are arrested by a cross-dressing policeman (Turkey Joe) who gives them an ultimatum: go to jail or be exiled to Mortville, a filthy shantytown ruled by the evil Queen Carlotta (Edith Massey) and her treasonous daughter, Princess Coo-Coo (Mary Vivian Pearce).
Peggy and Grizelda choose Mortville, but still engage in lesbian prison sex. They become associates of self-hating lesbian wrestler Mole McHenry (Susan Lowe), who wants a sex change to please her lover, Muffy St. Jacques (Liz Renay). Most of Mortville''s social outcasts—criminals, nudists, and sexual deviants—conspire to overthrow Queen Carlotta, who banishes her daughter, Coo-Coo, after she elopes with a garbage collector (George Figgs), who is later shot to death by the guards. Coo-Coo hides in Peggy and Grizelda''s house with her dead lover. When Peggy betrays Coo-Coo to the Queen''s guards, Grizelda fights them, and dies when the house collapses on her. Peggy, however, joins the queen in terrorizing her subjects, even infecting them (and Princess Coo-Coo) with rabies.
Eventually, Mortville''s denizens, led by Mole, overthrow Queen Carlotta and execute Peggy by shooting a gun up her anus. To celebrate their freedom, the townsfolk roast Carlotta on a spit and serve her, pig-like, on a platter with an apple in her mouth.