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JOHN WATERS / Pope of Trash

JOHN WATERS / Pope of Trash

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John Waters
Pope of Trash  2023
Hardcover, 256 pages
30.5 x 22.2 cm
DelMonico Books/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Known for pushing the boundaries of good taste, John Waters has created a canon of high-shock-value films that have cemented his position as one of the most revered & subversive auteurs in American independent cinema. This book accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, presenting costumes, props, handwritten scripts, concept drawings, production photography and other original materials from all of the filmmaker’s features and shorts.Featuring misfit muses, tributes to his hometown of Baltimore and themes of fetish, obsession and celebrity culture, Waters' renegade films—including Pink Flamingos' (1972), 'Female Trouble' (1974), 'Desperate Living' (1977), 'Hairspray' (1988), 'Serial Mom' (1994) and 'A Dirty Shame' (2004)—are irreverent, laugh-out-loud comedies that lovingly draw inspiration from William Castle, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Russ Meyer, Andy Warhol and Pier Paolo Pasolini alike. Spotlighting many of his longtime collaborators, it also features a new interview with Waters and texts by curators Jenny He and Dara Jaffe, film historian Jeanine Basinger, film critic and cultural theorist B. Ruby Rich, and author-writer-producer David Simon that explore how Waters’ movies have redefined the possibilities of independent cinema.

Edited with text by Jenny He and Dara Jaffe. Foreword by Jacqueline Stewart. Text by Jeanine Basinger, B. Ruby Rich, David Simon, John Waters. Interview with Sean Baker, Debbie Harry, Barry Jenkins, Johnny Knoxville, Bruce LaBruce, Ricki Lake, Orville Peck, Iggy Pop, Cindy Sherman, Kathleen Turner, Christine Vachon, Edgar Wright.

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