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Shock Value John Waters

Shock Value

John Waters

Published
ISBN : 9780440578710
Paperback
243 pages
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To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, its like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins Shock Value. And what a story it is. Packed into these pages are moments of incomparable humor,MoreTo me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, its like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins Shock Value. And what a story it is. Packed into these pages are moments of incomparable humor, tenderness, and revelation, all suffused with Waterss sweet charm and mad-genius wit. Also included is a new foreword by fashion writer Simon Doonan, a close friend of Waterss and a fellow cultural icon. John Waters, perhaps Americas most successful trash filmmaker, achieved a new ironic sense of public acceptance in 2003 with the runaway success of the Broadway musical Hairspray. He first achieved notoriety with his films, and hes written and directed fifteen, including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame. Readers familiar only with Waterss movies may be surprised at just how extraordinary a prose writer he is- hes as gifted a memoirist as he is a filmmaker. Here is a true love letter from a legendary director to his friends, family, and fans.