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
5.21.19
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

a list of the trashiest christmas movies to watch

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
Film

your favourite director's favourite films

Your favourite films are the sum of many parts. Yes, the imaginations of the writers, actors and directors who made them, but also the lifetime of influences each have absorbed. Understanding the films these auteurs hold close can lend another...
Wendy Syfret
6.5.17
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
5.9.17
Fashion

the 5 most surprising comme des garçons runway cameos

As the Met opens its epic Comme des Garçons exhibition, we take a look back at some of the famous faces who have graced Rei Kawakubo’s hallowed runway.
Emily Manning
5.1.17
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
4.21.17
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
3.21.17
Culture

whatever happened to camp – does it still exist?

Camp was the secret language of gay communities. Is it still relevant today?
Amelia Abraham
3.16.17
Photography

'kings and queens in their castles' shows 350 lgbtq americans at home

Tom Atwood’s sweeping photographic series of portraits of the queer community.
Michael Valinsky
3.8.17
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
2.21.17
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
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