Serial Mom

Kathleen Turner is enjoying a pop culture resurgence thanks to a recent interview in Vulture, taking (deserved) shots at Nicolas Cage, Burt Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and the entire cast of Friends. This has led more than a few folks to go digging into her back catalog, beyond the obvious choices of Body Heat and Romancing the Stone. Mondo Trasho’s screening of Serial Mom in 35mm is a really good intro to Turner, especially if you’re coming off that interview. Written and directed by John Waters, Serial Mom puts Turner in the sort of meaty lead role the Prince of Puke would normally reserve for his muse Divine—and Turner makes the absolute most of the opportunity, fully committing to this freakshow and giving real bite what might have otherwise been a slight black comedy about making celebrities out of murderers.


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