The "Singing Anus" from John Waters' Pink Flamingos has died

There have been a lot of "singing assholes" in music history, but none can hold a candle to David E. Gluck. Using only his talented sphincter muscle, Gluck "lip synched" along to The Trashmen single "Surfing Bird" in one of the most memorable moments in cinema history (but still only runner-up to another notorious scene […]

John Waters gives an in-quarantine, green-screened commencement speech

John Waters was slated to give the New York's School of Visual Arts' commencement speech at Radio City Music Hall. Instead, he gave a different version of that keynote in front of a green screen, quarantined in his Baltimore home. Of course, it was still hilarious ("Tiger King" porno knockoff, anyone?) and still full of […]

Spend Easter with John Waters at California's kitsch castle, The Madonna Inn

The East Coast has Camp John Waters and now, over Easter weekend, folks on the West Coast will get their own John Waters (live! in person!) event. On Saturday, April 11, fans of the filth elder can flock to the Madonna Inn, the famous pink palace in San Luis Obispo with over-the-top themed rooms, for […]

Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks to headline Burger Boogaloo in 2020

Punk AF music festival Burger Boogaloo has announced its initial 2020 lineup: DAY 1 /////////////////////// DAY 2 … BIKINI KILL ///////////////// CIRCLE JERKS PLASTIC BERTRAND //// BLEACHED PANSY DIVISION ///////// FLIPPER PANTY RAID ////////////// ALICE BAG CARBONAS /////////////// FEVERS YOUNGER LOVERS ////// MIDNITE SNAXXX TWOMPSAX ////////////// and MORE!!! John Waters is emceeing once again and […]

Kathleen Turner, Patty Hearst and Mink Stole will be counselors at Camp John Waters in 2020

Attention John Waters' fans: Tickets for the filthiest weekender on the planet, Camp John Waters in Kent, Connecticut, are about to go on sale. This will be the camp's fourth year and it promises to be even "dirtier, raunchier," and "filthier" than ever. Activities include: A costume contest (judged by the "Pope of Trash" himself); […]

John Waters' new book, "Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder"

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, John Waters' new book, sounds like a demented must-have: It "serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would […]

John Waters gives young people advice on how to break into the contemporary art world

There is a major retrospective of John Waters' visual art that's just opened in his hometown of Baltimore. It's called Indecent Exposure and it pulls pieces from his entire career. In this PBS NewsHour video, we get to see a glimpse of it guided by Waters himself. In the interview that follows, the filth elder […]

John Waters introduces DEVO at Burger Boogaloo: "Trump is a feckless prick"

DEVO headlined Burger Boogaloo this past weekend in Oakland. John Waters introduced them to the stage in an epic nearly four-minute-long speech that attacked Trump and celebrated the band: …Originally from Ohio, why-oh-why-oh-Ohio, they started their careers like I did: pissed off. And they had a real reason to be nuts, their fellow friends were […]

Burger Boogaloo 2018 lineup: DEVO, The Damned, and more, hosted by John Waters

Tickets just went on sale for Burger Boogaloo, Total Trash Productions' annual rockin' two-day music festival. This year's lineup is impressive with DEVO headlining on day one and The Damned on day two. John Waters serves as the fest's host for its fourth consecutive year. The show takes place June 30 and July 1 at […]

John Waters' favorite 10 films for 2017 include: 'Baby Driver,' 'Tom of Finland,' and 'Wonder Wheel'

At the end of each year, "filth elder" John Waters shares his top 10 favorite films in Artforum magazine. Here is his top picks for 2017: 1. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright): 2. I, Olga Hepnarová (Petr Kazda & Tomáš Weinreb); 3. The Strange Ones (Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein); 4. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello); 5. Wonderstruck […]

John Waters talks about Oakland punk-fest Burger Boogaloo

In case you haven't heard, there's a big punk music festival happening in Oakland, California this upcoming holiday weekend. It's called Burger Boogaloo and our highest-ranking "filth elder," Mr. John Waters himself, is emceeing it for the third year in a row. Burger Boogaloo is a popular event 'round these parts and this year will […]

Cabaret with the "Pope of Trash" John Waters in Providence, RI (Sat. 10/24)

Tomorrow (Saturday 10/24), Providence, Rhode Island's experimental art space AS220 celebrates its 30th anniversary with a cabaret gala starring the Pope of Trash himself, filmmaker and author John Waters! The evening event starting at 6pm at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel features musicians, comics, performance artists, food, drink, and all kinds of hijinks. Get there early as […]