Recently restored, Multiple Maniacs includes one of Waters' most notorious scenes. Divine, the leader of a renegade band of freaks, is visited by the Infant of Prague after being raped. She is led to a church where Mink Stole gives her a rosary-job - bringing her to orgasm right in the church pew!
There's also the Cavalcade of Perversions, the infamous and inexplicable rape of Divine by Lobstora, and a re-enactment of the stations of the cross including a pig-out on Wonder Bread and canned tuna.
I made this film, which glorified violence, at the peak of the hippie love generation. But hippies liked it. Part of its success was to offend my target audience in a humorous way. Of course, now that sounds much more calculated than I was. - John Waters
Note: Tickets to John Waters talk and VIP Reception on June 24 will be available for purchase at this venue.