SERIAL MOM
1994, Universal, 95 min, USA, Dir: John Waters

Writer-director John Waters’ gift for tasteless humor and interest in criminal behavior reaches its zenith in this outrageous black comedy. Kathleen Turner gives a tour-de-force performance as Beverly Sutphin, a suburban housewife who responds to even the slightest offense with lethal force. As Beverly defends herself in court after her arrest, SERIAL MOM skewers our obsession with celebrity outlaws as effectively as this June Cleaver-with-a-meat-cleaver does her victims. Co-starring Sam Waterston, and featuring a host of Waters favorites including Ricki Lake, Traci Lords and Patricia Hearst.


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