Tag Archives: John Waters

OPEN THREAD: Hairspray Live!

As a desperately needed diversion from the ongoing decline of our nation, let’s gay the fuck out of this joint and watch Hairspray Live! together. NBC’s live broadcast begins at 8PM Eastern and stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, with Maddie Baillio making her television debut as Tracy Turnblad. You can watch via NBC’s smartphone app and ...

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FEATURETTE: Hairspray Live! [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Hairspray might be set in the ’60s, but the stars of NBC’s upcoming live version of the film and Broadway show think it has a lot to say about modern times, too. “The subject of Hairspray is very current to today,” Jennifer Hudson, who plays Motormouth Maybelle, says in a new featurette. She later explains, “To me, ...

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TRAILER: Hairspray Live!

Broadway World reports: NBC’s Hairspray Live! will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will originate from Los Angeles. The all-star cast includes Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Mabel, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton and Kristin Chenoweth as Velma ...

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Good Morning Baltimore: Jennifer Hudson And Harvey Fierstein To Headline NBC’s Hairspray Live!

Via press release from NBC/Universal: Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” the network’s next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of “The Wiz Live!” Also joining the creative team will be acclaimed television director Alex Rudzinski, who received extraordinary reviews ...

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BALTIMORE: Mayor Gives To Nod To Proposed Divine Monument (Including Bronze Dog Poop)

Via Flavorwire: The corner of Read and Tyson Streets in Baltimore will forever bear the glorious ghost of an iconically filthy moment: Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead), as Babs Johnson in John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, asserting her status as the “Filthiest Person Alive” by watching as a dog poops, approaching the poop, and then eating the poop.Soon — Kickstarter gods ...

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John Waters: I’ve Committed Voter Fraud

“I have committed voter fraud, yes, but she didn’t win so it didn’t matter. I voted for her twice, because in those days they didn’t have picture ID. So in California, I would ask people, ‘Are you gonna vote?’ and if they said no, I would go vote for her. I wouldn’t do that today. I get carried away—I’m such ...

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Lambda Literary Awards: June 1st In NYC

John Waters and Rita Mae Brown will be honored at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards in Manhattan on June 1st. On the list of attendees: Gloria Steinem, Liz Smith, Michelangelo Signorile, Janet Mock, Alan Cumming, Justin Bond, Susie Bright, and many others. Get tickets here.

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John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos

“For a new multimedia show at Marianne Boesky Gallery, the perennially tongue-in-cheek provocateur reimagined his X-rated 1972 cult classic with a cast of children.”

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RuPaul Drives John Waters (Part 2)

Waters drops an interesting tidbit about Allen Ginsberg.

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RuPaul Drives John Waters

Among other topics, Waters chats with RuPaul about his coming book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, which comes out in early June.

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Divine Foundation: I’m So Beautiful

Two minutes of self-affirmation from John Waters, Mink Stole, and the I Am Divine Foundation. “Be your own filth god or goddess!”(Tipped by JMG reader Fritz)

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom ...

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TRAILER: I Am Divine

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Photo Of The Day

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“I don’t even think there is bad taste anymore. American humor is bad taste — that’s what we import, that’s what television is about, reality television is based on that. I think it kind of ruined bad taste, because you’re asked to feel superior to the subject matter, which I don’t think I ever do. I think I always look ...

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NGLTF’s New York Leadership Awards

Last night Aaron and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s New York Leadership Awards at the new New York Times building, where although the honorees of the evening were filmmaker John Waters, Gov. David Paterson, and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce, the night was really one long tearful goodbye to outgoing Task Force Executive ...

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“I don’t think my generation is better or had it better. The one thing you’ll never see again—and I’m not so sure it’s bad you missed it—was the sexual revolution. You can’t imagine what it was like to go home and have sex with someone different every day … People really did! In Provincetown there was a bar called Piggies, ...

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John Waters: Don’t Tell Your
Parents You’re A Bear

John Waters is doing stand-up these days, it seems. Some funny stuff here, but unsurprisingly, totally NSFW.

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“If Travolta was homophobic, dancing in that fat suit with as many gay people as are working on this film, he would have had a heart attack and been dead.” – John Waters, responding to yesterday’s Daily News story about a brewing boycott of his upcoming movie, Hairspray. Waters: “First of all, he is playing a loving mother, not Harvey ...

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Hairspray Boycott Gains Visibility

In a story picked up by today’s NY Daily News, Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff is joining the chorus of critics calling for a boycott of the new movie version of John Water’s Hairspray, charging that star John Travolta’s faith, Scientology, is homophobic. I haven’t mentioned the boycott previously, because I didn’t think much would come of it, but the ...

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