Author: John Waters
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709300
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Carsick is the New York Times bestselling chronicle of a cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash? Before he leaves for this bizarre adventure, Waters fantasizes about the best and worst possible scenarios: a friendly drug dealer hands over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked, a demolition-derby driver makes a filthy sexual request in the middle of a race, a gun-toting drunk terrorizes and holds him hostage, and a Kansas vice squad entraps and throws him in jail. So what really happens when this cult legend sticks out his thumb and faces the open road? His real-life rides include a gentle eighty-one-year-old farmer who is convinced Waters is a hobo, an indie band on tour, and the perverse filmmaker's unexpected hero: a young, sandy-haired Republican in a Corvette. Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion—and a celebration of America's weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

John Waters

Author: Kristen Hileman
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520300475
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It has been more than fifty years since John Waters filmed his first short on the roof of his parents’ Baltimore home. Over the following decades, Waters has developed a reputation as an uncompromising cultural force not only in cinema, but also in visual art, writing, and performance. This major retrospective examines the artist’s influential career through more than 160 photographs, sculptures, soundworks, and videos he has made since the early 1990s. These works deploy Waters’s renegade humor to reveal the ways that mass media and celebrity embody cultural attitudes, moral codes, and shared tragedy. Waters has broadened our understanding of American individualism, particularly as it relates to queer identity, racial equality, and freedom of expression. In bringing “bad taste” to the walls of galleries and museums, he tugs at the curtain of exclusivity that can divide art from human experience. Waters freely manipulates an image bank of less-than-sacred, low-brow references—Elizabeth Taylor’s hairstyles, his own self-portraits, and pictures of individuals brought into the limelight through his films, including his counterculture muse Divine—to entice viewers to engage with his astute and provocative observations about society. This richly illustrated book explores themes including the artist’s childhood and identity; Pop culture and the movie business; Waters’s satirical take on the contemporary art world; and the transgressive power of images. The catalogue features essays by BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman; art historian and activist Jonathan David Katz; critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr; as well as an interview with Waters by photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. Published in association with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Exhibition dates: The Baltimore Museum of Art: October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019 Wexner Center for the Arts: February 2–April 28, 2019


Author: John Waters
ISBN: 9780500284353
Size: 41.61 MB
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Waters has teamed up with art critic Hainley to offer a provocative and personal interpretation of sex and sexuality today through the window of contemporary art. They discuss a range of recent works of art, from graphic depictions of the body to abstract images.

Trash Trio

Author: John Waters
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394759869
Size: 25.76 MB
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Reprints the screenplays from two of Waters' cult films and the screenplay for the never-produced sequel to "Pink Flamingos"

Shock Value

Author: John Waters
ISBN: 9781560250920
Size: 27.69 MB
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"Beware, if your sensibilities are delicate, if you see yourself as a person of taste, if 'outrageous' is not your adjective of choice. Because this is a story about filmmaker John Waters, whose early career is marked by such startling cult raves as Multiple Maniacs, in which its heroine is raped by a 15-foot broiled lobster; Polyester, which featured scratch-and-sniff cards; and, most notorious, Pink Flamingos, in which its transvestite star Divine eats fresh dog feces." -Tampa Tribune In Shock Value, the autobiography of notorious filmmaker John Waters, "the Sultan of Sleaze" recounts his career & explains the inspiration behind his movies. Through pictures, anecdotes, & interviews, get to know the stars of Waters' films-like Divine, Kitten, & Edith Massey-in ways that should make you queasy, or at least uncomfortable. Along the way, Waters explains what his filmmaking philosophies are & attempts to justify what he's done to American movies. "Shock Value is shocking. Any honest account of human experience must be shocking. For it is the function of art to make the reader or viewer aware of what he knows & in most cases doesn't know that he knows & doesn't want to know." -William S. Burroughs

The 10 Commandments

Author: Q Magazine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472154304
Size: 72.23 MB
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A surprising, informative, enlightening and at times outrageous must have guide to life from the world's most famous rock stars. Together with the finest selection from the Qmagazine archives and new unseen material, TEN COMMANDMENTS presents ten rules for life from fifty musicians. 'Thou shalt not play golf.' BONO 'Painting is good for the soul.' IGGY POP 'A sexy man is one who looks after his family.' TORI AMOS 'Snakes are built for the Summer.' ALICE COOPER 'Make like a boy scout.' STEVIE NICKS 'Do as Madonna says.' NILE RODGERS 'Always be honest to your wife.' JOHN LYDON 'Check the caffeine content.' JOHNNY MARR

Hairspray Female Trouble And Multiple Maniacs

Author: John Waters
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 9781560257028
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Here are three more of John Waters's most popular screenplays — for the first time in print, including an original introduction by Waters and dozens of fun film stills. John Waters, the writer and director of these movies, is a legendary filmmaker whose films occupy their own niche in cinema history. His muse and leading lady was Divine — a 300-pound transvestite who could eat dog shit in one scene and break your heart in the next. In "Hairspray," a "pleasantly plump" teenager, played by Ricki Lake, and her big-hearted hairdresser mother, played by Divine, teach 1962 Baltimore about race relations by integrating a local TV dance show. "Female Trouble" is a coming-of-age story gone terribly awry: Dawn Davenport (again, Divine), progresses from loving schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer destined for the electric chair — all because her parents wouldn't buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas. In "Multiple Maniacs," dubbed by Waters a "celluloid atrocity," the traveling sideshow "Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions" is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all — but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster.

Trash Cinema

Author: Guy Barefoot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542690
Size: 80.85 MB
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This volume explores the lower reaches of cinema and its paradoxical appeal. It looks at films from the B-movies of the 1930s to the mockbusters of today, and from the New York underground to the genre variations of Turkey's Yesilçam studios (and their YouTube afterlife). Critically examining the reasons for studying, denigrating, or celebrating the detritus of film history, it also considers the place of a trash aesthetic within and beyond 1960s American avant-garde and looks at the cult of trash in the fanzines of the 1980s. It draws on debates about cult, paracinema, and camp, arguing that trash cinema exists in relation to these but brings with it a particular history that includes the ordinary as well as the strange. Trash Cinema places these debates, and the strand of self-proclaimed low culture that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century, within a historical and international perspective. It focuses on American cinema history but addresses Eurotrash reception as well as the related field of garbology, examining trash cinema as a distinct but fluid category.