Divine

3.29.17

Paul Oakenfold Learned About Ibiza Because of a World Famous Drag Queen

The original superstar DJ stops by the Rave Curious podcast to celebrate 30 years of acid house.

8.6.16

John Waters Remembers 'Multiple Maniacs,' His LSD-Fueled Cavalcade of Perversion

A restored version of the film—which features puke-eating, lobster sex, a rosary dildo, loads of drugs, and an unforgettable performance by Divine—is out today.

4.15.16

Wuvable Oaf Says Goodbye with a Musical Number in Today's Comic by Ed Luce

It's sad but at least the comic is leaving on a high note.

4.6.16

Ten Behind-the-Scenes Photos from a Decade of the Wu-Tang Clan

British photographer Eddie Otchere spent a decade trying to capture all ten MCs together.

8.12.15

John Waters on the Terrible, Trashy Films That Changed His Life

We talked to the godfather of trash about Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, and the worst movies known to man.

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12.5.14

'Female Trouble' Was the Film That I Didn't Need to Have an Ordinary Life

John Waters's 1974 trash spectacular demolished the boundaries of good taste, leaving me free to be as tasteless and depraved as I like.

9.30.14

The Alternative Miss World Beauty Pageant Prefers Bitchy Quips Over Bikinis

We chatted with artist Andrew Logan about his infamous drag pageant, its impact on fashion, and how he hosted the first Sex Pistols gig.

9.15.14

John Waters's Cavalcade of Perversions

In recognition of how thoroughly Waters has gotten under the world’s skin, the Lincoln Center hosted "Fifty Years Of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?" a 12-film retrospective of his life’s work. We managed to speak to him while we were there.

9.13.14

John Waters Still Loves Justin Bieber

John Waters has been offending audiences for 50 years, but he doesn’t plan to stop shocking the world anytime soon, so I called him to talk about his new book, Grindr, and Justin Bieber.

9.21.13

Divine Was the Judi Dench of Drag Queens

When the drag queen Divine ate dog shit at the end of John Waters’s Pink Flamingos, he knew he was participating in a great publicity stunt. What he didn’t know was he was about to become an icon of American culture.

11.28.12

John Waters Is Doing a Live Christmas Show and I Interviewed Him

John Waters is one of my favorite filmmakers, writers, and speakers. Every time he says or does anything I think, "Wow, you are so smart and fun and I agree with everything you say. I love you."