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January 15th, 2009

02:55 pm - Multiple Maniacs vhs
I have a vhs copy of Multiple Maniacs that I am trying to unload due to me needing to pay rent. I don't believe the movie has come out on DVD, otherwise that's what I'd have it on.

If anyone is interested, please throw out an offer (including shipping) via e-mail (heywoodhead@yahoo.com) or simply send me a message through the LJ private messaging system

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December 27th, 2008

12:49 pm - A Dirty Shame Podcast
In a recent episode about taboos, we discussed the John Waters Film on our podcast Double Feature. You can subscribe in iTunes to get the episode.

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Topics: John Waters. Trash films. Censorship. Importance of character names. Blasphemy. 12 Step. The M word. When satire is just reality. A creative way to sidestep pornography! Arizona Iced Tea. Taboos. Sexual fetishes. Lifestyle fetishes. Non linear story telling. Things you can do with a 50s biopic. Photography. Romanticizing previous eras. 30s sideshows. The 50s family myth. Finding yourself. Flashing back to an even older era in your period film. Robert Downey Jr. Warm and creepy. Establishing a feeling of trust in a technical medium. Further information upon additional viewing.

Send us feedback and let us know what you think.

We plan on doing much more John Waters stuff in the future. We also have an episode on "This Film is Not Yet Rated" you might like.

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January 26th, 2007

02:24 pm - Sad news...
Liz Renay died.

Current Mood: sadsad

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July 12th, 2006

11:22 pm
Hey everyone...
for all the filthy in arizona:

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June 22nd, 2006

09:23 am
Hey everyone! I'm new, and totally fucking EXCITED that I found something like this! Very big John Waters' fan, and I LOVE Divine & Edith. Kinda like all of you, right? Right. Haha. Well, YAY!

That's all I got.

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May 28th, 2006

08:00 pm - Happy Birthday, Edith Massey!

We miss you!!!!!!!!!

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May 10th, 2006

05:29 am - video.

divine music video.

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April 29th, 2006

11:36 pm

so, this community has been a little inactive for a while. i thought id post something to liven it up just a little bit..

.. does anyone know where you could find any information concerning divines potential role in 'married with children'? i remember hearing somewhere that she was supposed to play a character on that show, but thats all i know of it..

.. wouldve been interesting..

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: 'the girl from ipanema', stan getz.

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March 22nd, 2006

12:25 am
My Golden Rules

by John Waters

From MovieMaker magazine

Writing the Script

1. No comedy should be longer than 90 minutes. There’s no such thing as a good long joke.

2. Thinking up characters is easy; the narrative (what makes a hit) is always the hard part.

3. Never make a film about your grandmother unless she’s a serial killer.

4. The first draft of your script should never be read by anybody. What you call your “first draft” should be your third, fourth or even tenth pass.

5. If you can get an NC-17 rating without using any sex or violence, you’ll be called a genius.

Raising the Budget

1. Never hate the rich. Poor people are not known to invest in movies.

2. Pot dealers are usually movie buffs and make for good silent partners.

3. Never ask a friend or family member for money for your film if you don’t think they have a chance to make it back.

4. When you try to sell your film with a treatment, always include a mock-up of an ad campaign so you look like you’re thinking like a money person.

5. Pay for the music you use in your soundtrack now. It costs a lot more later if you don’t.


1. No matter what you’ve heard, contention on the set does not lead to creativity.

2. Go to a lot of trouble to make friends with the neighbors before you shoot on location. Throw them a party. Let them think they’ll be discovered.

3. Having sex with any member of your cast is a bad idea—crew is better.

4. Teamsters will beat up people off the set if you ask them quietly and politely.

5. When directing a big star, never show fear. They want you to tell them what to do.

Promoting the Film

1. Who cares which photographer shoots you for each magazine? It’s the retouch budget that counts.

2. If you are a bald director, make sure you have a baseball cap handy to wear on set because electronic press kit crews will always want to film you from behind to “see what the director sees.”

3. On international press tours, never tell customs inspectors you’re in their country for “business”—the red tape hell will smother you like an avalanche.

4. You can’t be friends with film critics, no matter how much they like your first movie.

5. Movies people like at film festivals are not always the ones they like in real life.

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March 15th, 2006

05:35 am

my guilty pleasure: cheesy celebrity gossip magazines.

in the march 20, 2006 issue of in touch, i found this small article, and i almost died.

john travolta is polishing up his dancing shoes - and theyre high heels! travolta is starring in the film adaptation of the hit musical 'hairspray' as downtrodden housewife edna turnblad, famously played by divine in the original film and harvey fierstein on broadway.

any thoughts or comments?

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: 'twenty years', placebo.

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