John Waters

Bad taste, good tunes, high camp



  • Polyester: a reaction to 1950s melodramas, with all of Waters obsessions allowed free rein
  • Female Trouble: a diva biopic that dispenses with sentimentality and spoons on the dirt
  • I Am Divine: a tragic figure, a cult figure, a figure of fun with a full figure
  • Pink Flamingos: a Milky Way of magnificent perversion, nestled in the purity of heart

Comic Strip Review:


  • Hairhopping to Hollywood: nothing John Waters ever committed to celluloid has been as shocking as his decision to allow a remake of his cheerful hit Hairspray

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