Desperate Living

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A housewife (Mink Stole) murders her husband, runs away and ends up in a town ruled by an evil queen who wants to infect her kingdom with rabies.

Cast & Crew

Liz Renay
Muffy St. Jacques
Mink Stole
Peggy Gravel
Susan Lowe
Mole McHenry
Edith Massey
Queen Carlotta
Mary Vivian Pearce
Princess Coo-Coo
Jean Hill
Grizelda Brown
Marina Melin
Shina
Ed Peranio
Lt. Williams
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Living

All Critics (10) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Desperate Living

  • Jul 21, 2011
    It's dirty, it's funny, it's sick, it's hilarious. The storytelling is interesting, it's a whole lot of weird ideas combined, and yet the compound is clear and simple
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2010
    I am not a fan of John Water. I fact, I do not think he is a good filmmaker. People claim that his movies are ironic but I think that is just the way people want to see it which I can understand but the films are too poignant and superficial for my tastes to count as satire. I am sure, reading up on Waters, reading his books and interviews might shed some light on this matter but it is not my responsibility as a viewer to translate the movie into my language of perception. Some of the images and characters are fascinating and contemporary directors such as Lynch have borrowed a fair share from Waters but all the interesting elements and pieces do not make for a good movie. HX
    Henrik S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2008
    It's a fairy tale, John Waters style. Features one of the oddest lesbian scenes in history (outside of an actual porno).
    Shane D Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2008
    Not my favourite John Waters film..
    The M Super Reviewer

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