Details interview with John Waters

Details magazine has a fun interview with the always-entertaining John Waters, in which he discusses how he supports the troops in Iraq, Hairspray, and Alvin and the Chipmunks. From Details:
 Images Details Features 0508 Detailsfeatures8V Q: People always talk about your outlandish fascinations. Do you have any normal ones?
A: I do love The Chipmunks. I’m erotically obsessed with Alvin. I talk about that on my Christmas show, how I wanted to have sex with Alvin and the Chipmunks. And a real animator–I’m not going to tell you what period he was from–just drew one for me of Alvin jerking off. One of the best fan presents I ever got.

Q: What’s arousing about a chipmunk? A: Nothing! But the idea that you’re so excited that you suddenly turn into another voice by getting worked up: "Alvin. . . Alvin . . .ALVIN!!! OKAY!" It’s beyond speed. It’s like you’re at the wrong speed. I’ve always lived my life at the wrong speed, I think, so I kind of love the idea. It’s probably the only thing everybody else likes that I like.
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  1. When faced with all of his other fascinations being outlandish, his choice of “normal” is an erotic obsession with Alvin the Chipmunk? And the best fan gift he ever got was a drawing of Alvin masturbating? And Waters thinks this is probably the only thing “everybody else likes” that he likes?

    This is why I love John Waters.

  2. And Robert Crumb had a thing for Bugs Bunny. I find Waters a lot less objectionable as a person and an artist, however…

  3. #4 posted by alisong76 , April 23, 2008 3:49 PM

    And Robert Crumb had a thing for Bugs Bunny. I find Waters a lot less objectionable as a person and an artist, however…

    If Waters was raised like Crumb, how do you think he would’ve turned out? I think most people would have turned out pretty fricken’ wacked. Actually, Crumb is really the breakout achiever in his family and is probably the most, uh… well-adjusted.. considering…

    One of Crumbs brothers has already killed himself and the other one (when he’s not ripping clothes off of women he doesn’t know) sits on a bed of sharp nails for hours and swallows rope or some stuff and slowly passes it out his ass while he’s still nomming away. Ok, I’ll stop there, you probably get the point… er, actually, I’m not sure if I was making a point, carry on…

  4. Alvin and the Chipmunks FanFiction. 13 stories. From the “Rated M” category. Now, I’d be a total hypocrite if I claimed I’ve never enjoyed a nice slash fanfic but – ehh, well … if you have any gods, NOW would be the time to pray to them, BEFORE clicking that link …

  5. Cowicide – Max Crumb is probably the better artist between the two and what he is doing is pretty traditional. I guess he’d be revered as a holy man in India but in the US he’s a freak. Go figure.

  6. Deivantart? How pedestrian sirkowski, the real unnerving material is on Rule 34. ;)

    I’ve always adored John Waters. Since I was a little girl (eh, my parents were pretty liberal about what I was allowed to watch and read) I’ve enjoyed listening to him. I wonder what his appeal is to other girls?

  7. #7 posted by noen , April 23, 2008 5:53 PM

    Max Crumb … I guess he’d be revered as a holy man in India but in the US he’s a freak. Go figure.

    I’m pretty sure they frown upon stripping women of their clothing against their will over in India, but maybe you’re right.

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