Hi there moviegoers,
This is Davide Scovazzo from Genova, Italy. I am the long-haired guy in the picture with the "Pope of Trash", the others are the cast of the short movie I wrote and directed, "PINK FILM" (nothing in common with "Pink Flamingos", just an hommage in the title and in some scene details....most like a sort of early Jim Jarmusch meets Cipri' and Maresco on Candy Darling's grave, they say, but with a very gloomy, sooo italian mood....), a little cult of melancholy and surrealism with a Man-Child, a Transvestite, a Geisha, a Sado-Dominatrix and a Fatso who acts like Elvis Presley among the rubbish and the syringes in an abandoned industrial zone.
Check the website www.pinkfilm.it
I actually met John Waters in Torino, at a movie festival called "From Sodom to Hollywood", hosted by Platinette, Italy's most famous drag queen, a sort of clone of Divine. I hadn't been so excited since I met Alejandro Jodorowsky here in Genova, and I must say Waters is a very polite and well-mannered guy, a real Lord. He autographed my copy of Shock Value, stayed and chatted for a while, letting himself be followed by many cameras and posed for pictures with me many times.
We talked a while and I was trembling ridiculously like a child that pisses in his pants as I told him "ehm...hello, I am a filmmaker. Could you give me an address of yours I can send you my movies to?" He smiled and acted as a gentleman, and gave it to me! He presented "A Dirty Shame", really naughty and rotten to the core.
I shook his hand goodbye soon after Johnny Knoxville filed the screen with sperm, and I must say that it was adrenalinic to think I met the man who, more than any other, signed with fire my own aesthetic world and that he was so gentle and friendly, elegant and, I must say, a little bit shy (man, he's the guy who filmed Divine eathing shit!!!!!!)
Vive le Trash, baby!