"I wish I had kids. I’d make them watch it every year and if they didn’t like it they’d be punished."
John Waters, discussing Christmas Evil (1980), a true holiday classic. (via harlequinnade)
"I always wanted to sell out. The problem is nobody wanted to buy me."
John Waters (via harlequinnade)
"Splatter is already old hat. It’s impossible to imagine more gore than the Hollywood remake of The Thing, but once you’ve seen it, so what? A glimpse of pubic hair in the old days would guarantee lines around the block, but a spread-eagle Linda Evans in the near future is not impossible to imagine. you can always think of ways to offend (AIDS, sickle-cell anemia, and rape jokes) but this would hardly be daring, only stupid. Maybe the Golden Age of Trash is coming to an end."
John Waters, “How Not to Make a Movie” (via harlequinnade)
"The real reason I’m praying that Hairspray, the Broadway musical based on my 1988 movie, succeeds is that if it’s a hit, there will be high school productions, and finally the fat girl and the drag queen will get the starring parts."
John Waters, “Finally, Footlights on the Fat Girls” (via harlequinnade)
"I mean, what is prison, really, except a good bar without the liquor?"
John Waters (via ivyandgolddd)
"I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity. If the book is rare or by your favorite author or one you didn’t know about, reward them with the most perverted sex act you can think of. Otherwise, you can just make out."
Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Jarmusch attend a party for the release of John Water’s Serial Mom. 1994.