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John Waters, Part 2 (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

This is the second part of a two-part interview with legendary filmmaker John Waters discusses his 2010 memoir Role Models. He shares his impressions of people who were formative influences or whom he especially admires. These include Johnny Mathis, Tennessee Williams, Little Richard, the Three Stooges, Bobby "Boris" Pickett (who sang "Monster Mash"), and others. Waters tells why he loves the art of Cy Twombly, offers an enthusiastic explanation of his love of thrift-shop fashion, and reveals the secrets of his trademark pencil moustache.

John Waters, Part 1 (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Legendary filmmaker John Waters is known for his satirical, boundary-transgressing movies, which include Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Serial Mom, A Dirty Shame, and others. In this interview, by turns hilarious and profound, Waters discusses his career in movies. He offers his take on exploitative films and notes that his films are not mean-spirited. "I am an irony peddler," he says. He discusses the way in which he casts stars for his movies; his most famous cast member, Divine; his antipathy to suburbia; and his love of scary bars. He does not seek to shock in his films, he explains, but strives to "surprise with wit." He also notes that his protagonists turn their eccentricity into a style. This is the first of a two-part interview with John Waters.

John Waters, Part 2 (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

This is the second part of a two-part interview with legendary filmmaker John Waters discusses his 2010 memoir Role Models. He shares his impressions of people who were formative influences or whom he especially admires. These include Johnny Mathis, Tennessee Williams, Little Richard, the Three Stooges, Bobby "Boris" Pickett (who sang "Monster Mash"), and others. Waters tells why he loves the art of Cy Twombly, offers an enthusiastic explanation of his love of thrift-shop fashion, and reveals the secrets of his trademark pencil moustache.

John Waters, Part 1 (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Legendary filmmaker John Waters is known for his satirical, boundary-transgressing movies, which include Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Serial Mom, A Dirty Shame, and others. In this interview, by turns hilarious and profound, Waters discusses his career in movies. He offers his take on exploitative films and notes that his films are not mean-spirited. "I am an irony peddler," he says. He discusses the way in which he casts stars for his movies; his most famous cast member, Divine; his antipathy to suburbia; and his love of scary bars. He does not seek to shock in his films, he explains, but strives to "surprise with wit." He also notes that his protagonists turn their eccentricity into a style. This is the first of a two-part interview with John Waters.

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