Hag in a Black Leather Jacket

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Hag in a Black Leather Jacket
Directed byJohn Waters
Produced byJohn Waters
Written byJohn Waters
StarringMona Montgomery
Mary Vivian Pearce
John Waters
Music byJohn Waters
CinematographyJohn Waters
Edited byJohn Waters
Distributed byDreamland
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
17 min.
CountryUnited States

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.

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