Desperate Living

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"It isn't very pretty…"
  • X
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.2  (4,934)

In this absurdist comedy, John Waters presents a world filled with sexual deviance and morally questionable characters. Peggy Gravel, a psychotic suburban housewife, and her maid Grizelda Brown, are arrested after murdering Peggy's husband while he slept. In lieu of going to jail, the two are exiled to Mortville, a dirty little village where deviants and criminals are sent to live out the rest of their lives. After a lesbian love affair, harboring a fugitive, and refusing to help in a conspiracy to overthrow the Queen of Mortville, the two manage to set themselves at odds with even the most disgraceful citizens of this town rife with immorality.

Desperate Living
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In this absurdist comedy, John Waters presents a world filled with sexual deviance and morally questionable characters. Peggy Gravel, a psychotic suburban housewife, and her maid Grizelda Brown, are arrested after murdering Peggy's husband while he slept. In lieu of going to jail, the two are exiled to Mortville, a dirty little village where deviants and criminals are sent to live out the rest of their lives. After a lesbian love affair, harboring a fugitive, and refusing to help in a conspiracy to overthrow the Queen of Mortville, the two manage to set themselves at odds with even the most disgraceful citizens of this town rife with immorality.

Desperate Living is a 1977 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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  • Release Date
    1977
  • MPAA Rating
    X
  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (4,934)