Today is John Waters Day

22nd April 2021, 12:40 am

On the day this episode is released, John Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday. But he’s still doing the same things that brought him cultural notoriety when he started making movies in the ’60s: Celebrating filth, fighting censorship, and breaking any rule you can think up. John and Marc talk about those early movies like Pink Flamingos, as well as John’s relationship with Divine. John also tells Marc why Hairspray was the most transgressive movie he ever made, why he prays to Pasolini, and what is the only thing he regrets in his life.

A great podcast to listen to in John’s honor (w/ a mention of the Finnish Tom of Finland stamp!)


HBD to a beloved, longtime Member of Tom of Finland Foundation, John Waters!

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Published: 22nd April 2021

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