Desperate Living

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released on May 27, 1977 (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Color
  • Running Time: 90 Min.
  • Production Co: Charm City Productions
  • Distribution Co: Saliva Films (1977) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Written and Directed by John Waters
  • Starring Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe
  • Produced by James McKenzie, William Platt, David Spencer, John Waters
  • Original Music by Chris Lobingier, Allen Yarus
  • Cinematography by Thomas Loizeaux, John Waters
  • Film Editing by Charles Roggero

Plot Summary

  • A neurotic society woman murders her husband with her maid's help; on the lam, they escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled by a fascist queen.

Also Known As

  • Mortville (USA) (working title)
  • Nuovo punk story (Italy)
  • Punk Story (Italy) (censored version)
  • Zyjac desperacko (Poland)


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