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John Waters brings one-man show to KPCC

May 5, 2011

John Waters, the outlandish American filmmaker with an affinity for the weird, the extreme, and the shocking, has had a cult following since the early 1970s for his films <i>Pink Flamingos</i> and <i>Desperate Living</i>, among others. Waters’ release of the 1988 film <i>Hairspray</i>, starring Ricki Lake, brought him mainstream acclaim, after which the film was turned into a wildly popular, Tony Award-winning musical. Waters came out with a memoir last year, <i>Role Models</i>, in which he includes as the most inspiring individuals in his life himself, Johnny Mathis, Charles Manson-follower Leslie Van Houten, and a lesbian stripper named Zorro. Now Waters is in-studio to talk to Patt about his one-man vaudeville act, <i>This Filthy World Goes Hollywood</i>, described as “a send up of show business, the art world and his own lunatic career in a rapid-fire performance.”

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