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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

John Waters: The Sultan of Sleaze Speaks

With the release of the new Hairspray movie, I decided to dig back into the dusty interview vault to pull out some pearls of wisdom from the man known as The Sultan of Sleaze, The Prince of Puke and The King (or possibly Queen) of Schlock. Titles he wears proudly. I interviewed Waters back in 1997 when he was re-releasing Pink Flamingos.

Ron Stein
July 26, 2007 at 08:28 PM
I remember going to Polyester with "Odorama" and getting the scratch and sniff card. All I can recall, other then how silly the idea, was that all the sniffs smelled very much like vomit. -----


Wide Angle Youth Media
November 05, 2007 at 11:28 PM
For blog readers who love John Waters we are having a silent auction at Renegade Studio this Thursday with signed Waters goodies Please visit for more information and find these items including: Ultimate John Waters Fan PackageValue: $97 Your film library would not be complete without these four gems from Baltimores own Pope of Trash! The set includes signed copies of the following: the three screenplays, Hairspray, Female Trouble, and Multiple Maniacs; the DVD Pecker, the DVD Cecil B. Demented, and the promotional comic introducing Waters as the Groom Reaper in Court TVs Till Death Do Us Part. Donated by John Waters Framed Signed Original Promotional CD Release Poster, A Date with John WatersValue: $50 Original poster promoting John Waters Valentines Day CD, A Date with John Waters. Donated by John Waters Framed Original Signed Cecil B. Demented Movie PosterValue: $70 Original movie poster for the 2000 John Waters film Cecil B. Demented starring Melanie Griffith and Stephen Dorff. Donated by John Waters Signed Copy of John Waters: Change of Life-Value: $60 A must for any John Waters fan! This book, published on the occasion of Waters first major museum exhibition, surveys his still photographic works made over the past decade, and also features stills from his seldom-seen no-budget films and objects from Waters' personal collection that reflect his fascination with photographic imagery, the mass media, and outrageous expressions of American popular culture. Donated by John Waters Signed Copy of John Waters Directors CutValue: $65 Dont miss the opportunity to own this out-of-print, signed copy of John Waters Directors Cut! Baltimores cult classic icon, John Waters, "re-directs" forgotten art films, obscure melodramas, lurid pot-boilers and his own early films in the form of photographic story boards made up of stills. The resulting work is this brilliant twist-off from Waters' absurd, comic view of life, and the images are as funny and delightfully edged as the very best of his films. Waters shakes the fantasies of normalcy into a new, often delicious, taste of Heaven. Donated by John Waters