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MULTIPLE MANIACS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 96m 30s

Ratings Info strong sex references, sexual violence

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) John Waters

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 06/01/2017

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
2017
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited
Classified date(s)
04/05/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
96m 30s
BBFC reference
BVV092114
Remarks
Previous video cuts waived

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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