john waters

Culture

john waters on karma, the art of selling out, and dropping acid at 70

i-D talks to the iconic filmmaker and author about his latest book 'Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.'
Nadja Sayej
2 days ago
Photography

nobody photographs women like camille vivier

The French photographer just released her photobook Twist — a surrealist visual poem about women, sculpture and architecture.
Patrick Thévenin
5.10.19
Film

6 trashy Christmas films that'll help take the edge off

As the Pope of Trash himself, John Waters, says: “Good bad taste is celebrating something without thinking you’re better than it.” Here’s our best / worst films of the season.
Russell Dean Stone
12.11.17
News

even john waters is offended by his venice biennale project

The endearingly obscene director is imploring the masses to study art, for reasons even he finds abhorrent.
Hannah Ongley
5.10.17
News

john waters has created a john waters-themed summer camp

Sign up now to toast marshmallows with the Pope of Trash.
Alice Newell-Hanson
4.24.17
News

john waters features in a new doc about tura satana, asian american trailblazer

Badass vixen Tura Satana returns to the screen for a documentary about her life featuring John Waters and narrated by Margaret Cho.
Jo Rosenthal
3.22.17
Culture

whatever happened to camp – does it still exist?

If camp was the secret language of gay communities, is it still relevant today?
Amelia Abraham
3.16.17
News

john waters and zadie smith sign letter against trump's muslim ban

65 artists and writers are calling BS on the ban, saying it will "silence essential voices and exacerbate the hatreds that fuel global conflict."
Hannah Ongley
2.22.17
Film

john waters on the place for bad taste in contemporary culture

"My whole life has been a trigger warning"
Colin Crummy
2.13.17
Film

six more modern musicals for you to sink your jazz hands into

Despite its record haul of Oscar nominations, La La Land’s divided audiences and critics. Here’s our guide to the other alt-musicals we’ve fallen in love with.
Oliver Lunn
2.7.17
Film

10 cult film characters to be for halloween

Drop those Eggos! There will be enough Elevens this Halloween to levitate Hawkins County police officers off their asses long enough to do some real detective work (#justiceforbarb). We’ve selected the most stylish characters from a few of our...
Emily Manning
10.31.16
Film

john waters on thrifting, comme des garçons and restoring his 70s opus multiple maniacs

We talk filth, film, and fashion with the legendary director.
Emily Manning
8.8.16
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