A Dirty Shame
Cecil B. Demented
The Diane Linkletter Story
Eat Your Makeup
Hag In A Black Leather Jacket
Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea
Man: Peter Berlin
Pie in the Sky
& In Bad Taste
Love Letter To Edie
Sweet and Lowdown
Homer & Eddie
2004, Director: Don Mancini
is still at it in 2004?! How can this be? Lucky for us John Waters
appears as a paparazzo who meets a gruesome end at the hands of
the little doll and his family. It also stars Jennifery Tilly for
reasons unknown to mankind.
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in the Sky
2000, Directors: Shelly Dunn Fremont and Vincent Fremont
documentary tells the fascinating story of one of Warhol's overlooked
Superstars - Brigid Polk a/k/a Brigid Berlin. John talks about his
personal obsession with Brigid in the film, and his pal Patty Hearst
discusses her rather unusual family connection to the neurotic,
weight-obsessed debutante turned art world-shocker.
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1999, Director: Woody Allen
of Allen's lesser-loved comedies, Sweet and Lowdown tells the story
of a talented but messed-up guitarist Emmett Ray - played by Sean
Penn. Our very own John Waters has a cameo as a club owner who is
sick of Ray's irresponsibility. The scene is brief, but John is
enjoyable for those few minutes as he reads Penn in typical style.
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1999, Directors: Arnold Glassman and Todd McCarthy
documentary - but this one's about the fake America. John Waters
is interviewed again, this time with the likes of: Sharon Stone,
Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Charlton Heston, Shirley
MacLaine, Rob Reiner, Steven Spielberg, John Travolta and tons more.
1997, Episode 4F11: Homer's Phobia
was a featured guest on this episode of the Simpsons as the owner
of a kitchy second-hand store. The family quickly befriend John,
but when Homer finds out that John is gay, he quickly changes his
tune. The kids and Marge have a blast while Homer tries to ensure
Bart won't turn out gay. Loaded with innuendo and outright queer
comedy, this is one of the best arguments against homophobia ever
aired on American television.
1997, Directors: Shainee Gable and Kristin Hahn
documentary film about the "real America", Anthem features
interviews with a wide variety of American legends - including John
Waters. Also interviewed: Robert Redford, Michael Stipe, Studs Terkel,
Willie Nelson, Geraldine Ferraro, Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck D.,
Andrew Codrescu and many, many more. Not available on video yet.
A book was also published, but is now out of print.
1989, Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Whoopi Goldberg/Jim Belushi vehicle is widely panned. John has a
cameo as a robber. Other notable details about this film? Well,
Karen Black is in it.
1986, Director: Jonathan Demme
Waters plays a crooked used-car salesman in this early Jonathan
Demme film starring future Dreamlander Melanie Griffith and 80's
indie-hunk Jeff Daniels. Demme's use of music and comedy, coupled
with great performances all-around, make this a must-see cult 80s
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1985, 110 minutes
Waters was an Italian documentary that was released just shortly
after the premiere of Polyester. If you can track down a copy of
it, it's a decent doc to have. It features interviews with John,
Divine, John's parents & sisters, and talks about the different
pre-Polyster films. This hard to find documentary also includes
performances by Edith Massey ('Punks, Get off the Grass' and 'Fever'),
as well as a live performance by Divine (Born to be Cheap). A must
see for any John Waters fan.