John Waters on the Grotesque and Groundbreaking 'Multiple Maniacs'

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Still from "Multiple Maniacs," (left) Mink Stole as Mink, Divine as Lady Divine. Directed by John Waters.

Filmmaker John Waters discusses a new restoration of his second feature film, “Multiple Maniacs,” which first opened in 1970. The film stars Divine, who runs an abhorrent traveling show called, “The Cavalcade of Perversion.” Divine becomes bored with shocking audiences every night and decides instead to shoot them. 

“Multiple Maniacs” opens Friday, August 5th at the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street).