An Interview with John Waters

John Waters' film Hairspray became a hit musical. His "Trash Trilogy" involved negotiations with film censors. In an extended interview recorded in front of an audience, John Waters talks to Samira Ahmed about a career which has moved from film to hosting a show on American Court TV which featured marriages that ended in murder. Their discussion ranges over the influence of Catholicism, his birthplace Baltimore, the films of Douglas Sirk and the perils of hitchhiking.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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Wed 6 Nov 2013 22:00


John Waters will be performing his show This Filthy World at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Friday 8th November as part of the Homotopia festival.

Samira and John

Samira and John
Samira Ahmed and John Waters in the studio.


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