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FILMOGRAPHY

A Dirty Shame

Cecil B. Demented

Pecker

Serial Mom

Cry Baby

Hairspray

Polyester

Desperate Living

Female Trouble

Pink Flamingos

Multiple Maniacs

Mondo Trasho

The Diane Linkletter Story

Eat Your Makeup

Roman Candles

Hag In A Black Leather Jacket


RELATED FILMS:

Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea

That Man: Peter Berlin


Seed of Chucky

The Cockettes

Pie in the Sky

Divine Trash
& In Bad Taste


Love Letter To Edie

Sweet and Lowdown

Forever Hollywood

The Simpsons

Anthem

Homer & Eddie

Something Wild

Divine Waters

Seed of Chucky

2004, Director: Don Mancini

Chucky 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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Pie in the Sky

2000, Directors: Shelly Dunn Fremont and Vincent Fremont

This 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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Sweet and Lowdown

1999, Director: Woody Allen

One 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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Forever Hollywood

1999, Directors: Arnold Glassman and Todd McCarthy

Another 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.




The Simpsons

1997, Episode 4F11: Homer's Phobia

John 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.



Anthem

1997, Directors: Shainee Gable and Kristin Hahn

A 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.

 

Homer & Eddie

1989, Director: Andrei Konchalovsky

This 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.



Something Wild

1986, Director: Jonathan Demme

John 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 film.

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Divine Waters

1985, 110 minutes

Divine 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.