Flaming Classics is proud to present provoc-auteur John Waters’ perverse take on the ideal image of the suburban mom. SERIAL MOM, like its immediate predecessors, was another polished Hollywood production, but with an edgier premise. Kathleen Turner plays Beverly Sutton, a conscientious mother of two who casually takes up serial murder out of a combination of boredom and mild irritation at perceived slights and faux pas.
With SERIAL MOM, Waters continues to develop his interest in unorthodox, tight-knit domestic groups, his obsession with the connections between cruelty, criminality, and fame, and his deep feeling for the closeness of humor to disgust. The result is one of Waters’ most sustained critiques of a world in which life is supposedly safe and secure—unless, that is, you wear white shoes after Labor Day.
The screening, presented on 35mm, will be followed by a special live performance by Queef Latina.
Introduction by Daniel Blair AKA DJ Hottpants, a resident at Double Stubble.
Directed by John Waters.
1994. 93minutes. 35mm Film.