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John Waters is who I think Jared Leto thinks he is...but he has too much vanity. And obviously isn't as creative. But when the industry says they celebrate radicals? It's radicals that still fit into a formula. The wonderful thing about John Waters is that there IS no formula for his work. He's just plain weird and subversive and not just for the sake of it.

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I really hope John Waters goes through with making Liarmouth into a movie, because I SO want to know who of the new stars he would cast.

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Sep 20Liked by LaineyGossip

This man was one of the funniest interviews I’ve ever seen. He was in Toronto during TIFF years back. I was in the studio audience for a taping of George Strombo’s tv show. Even before they were rolling, the banter was amazing! He’s so quick. I can’t bring myself to watch the gross films, but I appreciate him nonetheless.

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Sep 20Liked by LaineyGossip

This post made me thankful for the single, tame film class that was focused on spaghetti westerns I took in university! Damn.

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Sep 22Liked by Sarah

A little late to the party but thanks so much for this post, Sarah. It brought to mind so may wonderful and hysterical memories!

I was a teen in the 70s, so naturally, as any self-respecting teenager would do, I HAD to see Pink Flamingos. So began a long love affair with Divine and the wonderfully demented John Waters. Now I need to hunt down his catalogue for a re-watch!

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I’m so glad you wrote this because I think I’d hate it. Dodged a bullet yet again thanks to Sarah.

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I love John Waters, both the films I've seen and the man. He makes a great interview,, he's so intelligent and humorous and slightly off in a way that endears him to me. I haven't seen all the sexploitation films, and i'm too old and lazy to seek them out now, but back in the late 70's I saw one of them that had Divine starring. I don't actually remember which movie it was, but the setting has stayed with me all these decades. I was young and living in midwestern college town, and my sister, husband and I went to see this movie at a drive-in theater. The drive-in specialized in corny yet X-rated movies and weird stuff, and it was situated in a location where you felt like you were in the deep woods, but there was a busy road nearby. The screen was situated in such a way that it was angled toward the road, and you could see whatever movie was playing as you drove by, hovering above this heavily wooded area. I can still see Divine in all her glory, hovering over that road, shocking the passersby. Loved that place, saw a lot of really bad films there. Ahhhhhhh, memories....

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You had me at Serial mom. I loved that movie, absolutely hilarious. Not sure about seeing some of his other work LOL

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