Stream Multiple Maniacs
Camp isn’t an easy thing to pull off. Case in point: last month’s Met Gala. So many plain, Burberry suits, so few headpieces. If you’re itching for something subversive, or just looking for a fun flick to celebrate Pride Month, look no further than John Waters’ 1970 film Multiple Maniacs. Starring Lady Divine, it’s a celluloid whirlwind of senseless violence, sexual perversion and blasphemous imagery. Underneath all the filth is some sharp satire, like when unsuspecting suburbanites are lured to a traveling circus and robbed by the performers. Waters’ camp is the kind that refracts human nature and takes it to the most revolting extremities.