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Behind the Animated Tentacles

was a real-life, big-haired, poo-eating Baltimore drag queen named Divine. "Unearthing the Sea Witch" by Nicole Pasulka and Brian Ferree from Hazlitt.
posted by Hypatia on Jan 18, 2016 - 22 comments

What does man seek? Whatever it is, it may have died in the Salton Sea.

KQED has been posting its Truly CA documentary videos on YouTube, including Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, a touching look at the rise and fall of the accidental ocean that is less than 100 years old in its current form, narrated by John Waters and featuring interviews from residents who have seen its better times. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 16, 2014 - 13 comments

The Death of Mid-Budget Cinema

"Something happened that nobody can make a movie between $500,000 and $80 million. That can’t be possible.”
In 2003, 455 films were released. 275 of those were independent, 180 were studio films. Last year 677 films were released. So you’re not imagining things, there are a lot of movies that open every weekend. 549 of those were independent, 128 were studio films. So, a 100% increase in independent films, and a 28% drop in studio films, and yet, ten years ago: Studio market share 69%, last year 76%. You’ve got fewer studio movies now taking up a bigger piece of the pie and you’ve got twice as many independent films scrambling for a smaller piece of the pie.
posted by octothorpe on Dec 9, 2014 - 43 comments

'Way USA': Sleazy Punk/Comedy Travelogue

(the following post was lifted from Richard Metzger via the Dangerous Minds website. All links should be considered NSFW) :
It’s called Way USA, a pilot for a punk/comedy travelogue that was done for MTV in 1988 and hosted by the silver-tongued Tesco Vee of The Meatmen. It was directed by Peter Lauer, then a staffer with MTV’s graphics department who has since gone on to direct dozens upon dozens of major television shows that you have seen, including Strangers with Candy and Arrested Development. [more inside]
posted by item on Mar 5, 2014 - 5 comments

"...it’s a great way to meet people, and to have sex."

Hitchhiking Director John Waters Picked Up In Ohio By Indie Rock Band
posted by EvaDestruction on May 16, 2012 - 69 comments

John Waters publishes memoir

John Waters has published a memoir. John Waters, the cult auteur perhaps best known for his revolting epic Pink Flamingos and for the 1988 film Hairspray (which served as the basis for the hugely successful stage musical), names his role models in his new memoir, the aptly-titled Role Models. Gothamist calls the book "a slowly revealing look at what, or rather who, made him the film icon he is today, through a series of bitingly witty profiles of the people who hold his awe." [more inside]
posted by Houyhnhnm on Jun 3, 2010 - 38 comments


Tennessee Williams said it was the best film version of any of his plays. Roger Ebert called it "awkward and hopeless on its most fundamental level". John Waters calls it a major influence on the development of his taste. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 18, 2009 - 14 comments

Shock Value!

"To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about..." - John Waters

Gotta give him credit... he never loses the ability to shake people up, this time on NPR.
Listen for yourself to the "offending" piece here. (Safe bet he's giggling about it all...)
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 26, 2005 - 21 comments

What's that smell?

Some films are great, others bomb, but only one truly stank. Twenty-five years ago today, "Scent of Mystery" opened in New York and became the only movie released in Smell-O-Vision.
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. on Jan 12, 2005 - 10 comments

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