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Veteran filmmaker John Waters might be semi-retired from directing. After all, the 67-year-old filmmaker last stepped behind the camera in 2004 for A Dirty Shame. Still, Waters continued to make his shock presence felt throughout the film landscape as an actor (Seed of Chucky), a narrator (In the Land of Merry Misfits) and documentary subject (This Film Is Not Yet Rated). Waters also continued to work as film journalist contributing his Top Ten Film list to Artforum magazine. Waters chose Harmony Korine’s sexy crime drama Spring Breakers, starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as college girls who turn into thieves over spring break, as his favorite film of 2013. »
The film-maker talks about hitchhiking, his one-man show in Liverpool – and what his parents thought of Pink Flamingos
William Burroughs called the film director John Waters "the pope of trash". Waters, 67, was born, raised and still lives in Baltimore, Maryland where his close friend Divine, whom he made a star, also grew up. Waters's best-known movies include Pink Flamingos (in which Divine ate dog faeces), Polyester, Hairspray, Cry-Baby and Serial Mom. He is also a writer, artist and art collector and will perform his one-man show, This Filthy World – about film, his fascination with true crime, exploitation films and "fashion lunacy" – at this year's Homotopia arts festival in Liverpool. Waters is writing a book about hitchhiking across America last year.
How was the road trip?
I hitchhiked from my front door in Baltimore to my flat in San Francisco. I last hitchhiked when I was 16. It's a bit different when you're 66. Before, »
- Tim Teeman
2 items from 2013
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