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MULTIPLE MANIACS

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MULTIPLE MANIACS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 96m 34s

Release date 17/02/2017

BBFCInsight strong sex references, sexual violence

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) John Waters

Cast includes Divine, David Lochary, Mink Stole, Cookie Mueller, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey

Summary MULTIPLE MANIACS is a US comedy, from 1970, about a couple who run a travelling sideshow attraction.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/02/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MULTIPLE MANIACS is a US comedy, from 1970, about a couple who run a travelling sideshow attraction.

Sex

There is a lengthy sequence in which it is implied a person is being penetrated using a rosary; the penetration is intercut with dramatised scenes depicting the Stations of the Cross.

Other sexual scenes include implied oral sex. There are strong verbal sex references, including to pornography and coprophilia.

Violence

There is a scene in which a character is dragged into an alleyway and raped. Another sequence features the same character being sexually assaulted by a giant lobster. Both sequences of sexual violence feature thrusting, but no nudity.

Scenes of violence include people being shot and stabbed, in a wholly unrealistic manner. There is some sight of blood and some sight of gore, including a scene of cannibalism.

There is breast and buttock nudity in various scenes, in both sexual and non sexual contexts.

There are scenes of drug misuse, including heroin injection, marijuana smoking from joints and from a hookah, glue sniffing, and people being forced to take 'acid'. There are visual and verbal references to drug misuse, including to a heroin addict going through 'cold turkey'.

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), as well as occasional strong language ('f**k') and a range of milder terms (including 'whore', 'bitch' and 'slut'). There is also use of discriminatory terms, including 'fags', 'lezzers' and 'dykes'.

There are various bad taste scenes, including a man eating vomit.

Details

Title
MULTIPLE MANIACS
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Park Circus Limited
Classified date(s)
22/11/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
96m 34s
Approved footage
8691+0
BBFC reference
AFV092114
Registration number
CFJ40934
Remarks
Previous video cuts waived

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