Mondo Trasho (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mondo Trasho (1969)

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This bizarre John Waters' film covers a day in the life of a young woman (Mary Vivian Pearce). She is run over with a car by Divine, the three hundred pound transvestite. She recalls memories of her two evil stepsisters, meets a shrimper, runs away from a man with a shoe fetish and witnesses a laundromat miracle. Thrown into an insane asylum. she escapes only to be knifed to death in a pig sty. This satirical look at sex and violence is in color, but the process is not listed. Waters would gain a growing reputation in the years to follow as a cinematic purveyor of the crude and tasteless. He completed this production ffor only $2,000.

Cast

Chris Atkinson
as Attendant
Divine
as Portly bombshell
John Leisenring
as Foot fetishist
David Lochary
as Dr. Coathanger
Mary Vivian Pearce
as Fashion fanatic
Mink Stole
as Institution inmate
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Critic Reviews for Mondo Trasho

All Critics (6)

A dry run for Waters' later outlaw-salvos, a bit of utterly ballsy dissonance, to be seen, heard, felt, suffered through

March 13, 2010 | Full Review…

memorable only as the first serious outing of one of America's most provocative, fiery, satirical, and ultimately hilarious filmmakers

February 27, 2001 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Viewer discretion is advised

February 13, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mondo Trasho

½

My least favourite of the John Waters' films, amateurish and only bits were funny. I found it quite disturbing to be honest

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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