Surface Attraction

Q&A With John Waters: Hairspray, This Filthy World, Crybaby ...

Like most humans, I’m not ashamed to say I’m prone to snap-surface-level judgments when it comes to people I don’t know. There’s no better example than my infatuation with American filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist John Waters who just so happens to love legendary Japenese fashion label Comme des Garçons (please read his immense tribute to Rei Kawakubo here it’s a fascinating read) as much as I do! And the other day I happened to stumbled across this video on YouTube below from a talk he did at ‘Talks at Google’ to help promote his new book Mr. Know-It-All so I decided to pick up and add it to my list of books I’m going to read during the coronavirus lockdown here in London.

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And lastly, I’m still mulling over whether I should try my hand at standup comedy. In the hopes of pushing me over the edge, I also picked up a copy of I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics by Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff.

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