Hag in a Black Leather Jacket

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hag in a Black Leather Jacket
Directed by John Waters
Produced by John Waters
Written by John Waters
Starring Mona Montgomery
Mary Vivian Pearce
John Waters
Music by John Waters
Cinematography John Waters
Edited by John Waters
Distributed by Dreamland
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
17 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30

Hag in a Black Leather Jacket (1964) is a John Waters short film made in Baltimore, Maryland, starring Mona Montgomery and Mary Vivian Pearce.


A black man and a white girl (Mona Montgomery) are wed on a rooftop. He courts her by carrying her around in a trash can and chooses a Ku Klux Klansman to perform the wedding. The wedding guests are played by people dressed in early pop-influenced costumes such as American flags and tinfoil. Mary Vivian Pearce does a dance known as the Bodie Green.


Production and availability[edit]

  • It was a "no budget film" that cost $30 to make and runs 17 minutes.
  • In 2004-05, it was seen as part of Waters' traveling photography exhibit, John Waters: Change of Life.
  • In September 2014, it was shown, along with his other short films, as part of the "Fifty Years of John Waters" retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City.

External links[edit]