John Waters


“Life is nothing if you’re not obsessed.”
– John Waters

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John Waters will have a new book spring of 2022: LIARMOUTH is John’s first novel. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Mr. Know-It-All ( a clip from CNN:…)

The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder- No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling


False Negative sure has changed and so has John Waters’ spoken word show, now entitled “End of the World”. This all-new, fast-moving, comic monologue about today’s despair and diseases, desires and desperation breaks through with an insane optimism that welcomes all audiences into a new dawn of depravity. How to reinvent the movie business, embrace stupidity in an intellectual way, even go beyond the limits of sexual transgression. John Waters, the man the press has called “The People’s Pervert”, will mutate your madness into hope and lead you to a joyous delirium eve rafter.

John Waters is a man of many monikers:  The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze.  Anyway you put it, John Waters is famed the world over for his trash epics including  “Pink Flamingos”, “Female Trouble”, “Desperate Living”, “Polyester”, “Serial Mom”, “Pecker”,  “Cecil B. Demented”, and “A Dirty Shame”.  Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage.  “Hairspray”, winner of eight Tony Awards and “Cry Baby – The Musical” nominated for four Tony Awards.   In the summer of 2007, “Hairspray” reinvented itself cinematically as a big-budget Hollywood movie starring John Travolta that became a smash hit worldwide. 

Director Filmography

2004                A Dirty Shame 
2000                Cecil B. Demented
1998                Pecker
1994                Serial Mom
1990                Cry-Baby
1988                Hairspray
1981                Polyester
1977                Desperate Living
1974                Female Trouble
1972                Pink Flamingos
1970                Multiple Maniacs 
                       The Diane Linkletter Story
1969                Mondo Trasho
1967                Eat Your Makeup
1966                Roman Candles
1964                Hag in a Black Leather Jacket


2019 John Waters on CNN “Mr. Know It All”

John Waters on his SNL appearance

article from Australia tour

CARSICK Reviews and Publishing notes

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NY TIMES Carsick- June 2014

2019 hartford Courant and Wadworth Antheneum