Piazza Grande: Crazy Midnight
Cecil B. Demented
A gang of misfits led by manic underground film director Cecil B. Demented kidnap the whimsical diva Honey Whitlock to force her to play the female lead in their anti-Hollywood picture.
The madcap chronicle of a kidnapping openly cocks a snook at Hollywood and all who support it – mainly white men in uniform. Melanie Griffith shows herself surprisingly ready for her star glamor to be debunked as she is transformed into the muse of a dirty, low-budget and bad-taste movie. Some twenty years before the current glut of sequels and remakes, Waters was already fighting the good fight against “film junk”.Francesca Monti