John Waters

John Waters

Writer of 'Pink Flamingos' (1972)
John Waters is a filmmaker, author and photographer based in Baltimore and New York who became famous as "the pope of trash" (William Burroughs) and the "king of suburban exploitation" Waters' work shows "gleeful irreverence and appreciation of the American grotesque." His films, photos and writings make the transition from underground to mainstream without losing their aesthetic integrity. Currently in post-production on the movie A Dirty Shame in Baltimore. Among his best known films: Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Divine, Serial Mom, Pecker, and Cecil B. Demented. Author of Shock Value; Crackpot (recently reissued); Trash Trio; Director's Cut; Art: A Sex Book.Source: egs.edu
I think it's all independent films. There aren't any! If they were looking for me when I was making Polyester, then it'd be perfect, but they're not. I'm not looking for that. TV is much bigger and better now; far more people see it.More John Waters quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm thrilled to have a completely new audience that I can get from Court TV, without it being my own trial. That was the only other way I would have gotten it.More John Waters quotes [07/18/2011 04:07:36]
I would never do hard-core pornography, because it looks too much like open-heart surgery.More John Waters quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk.More John Waters quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To me, beauty is looks you can never forget. A face should jolt, not soothe.More John Waters quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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