Eat Your Makeup

Eat Your Makeup is a 1968 short film directed by John Waters, starring Marina Melin, Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, David Lochary, Howard Gruber, and Maelcum Soul.

Eat Your Makeup
Directed byJohn Waters
Written byJohn Waters
Produced byJohn Waters
StarringMaelcum Soul
David Lochary
CinematographyJohn Waters
Edited byJohn Waters
Distributed byDreamland
Release date
  • February 23, 1968 (1968-02-23)
Running time
45 min.
CountryUnited States

It was John Waters' first film production to be shot on 16mm film; his prior films were shot on 8mm stock.

The film has never been shown commercially, or released on home video. However, since 2004 it has been screened occasionally as part of various John Waters touring art exhibitions.


A deranged nanny (Maelcum Soul) kidnaps young girls and forces them to model themselves to death in front of her boyfriend (David Lochary) and their crazed friends. One of the spectators (Divine) fantasizes that he is Jackie Kennedy, and relives the JFK assassination in his mind.


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