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Desperate Living

Desperate Living(1977)

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  • 'Divine' was intended to play the role of Mole McHenry (played by Susan Lowe), but he was in a play for which he had a long-term contract, making him unavailable. David Lochary was also intended to act in the film, but he died of a PCP overdose.
  • There is a portrait of Charles Manson in Queen Carlotta's cardboard castle. Also, someone in Mortville cries out "Squeaky Fromme, where are you when we need you?"
  • Newspapers refused to run the original ad for this film, a photo of a cooked rat on a plate.
  • Production designer Vincent Peranio cooked a real rat so that it could be "eaten" during the opening titles.

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