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John Waters Has a Solution for Intolerable Black-Tie Events

John Waters explained his novel alternative to the boring black-tie benefit to Lisa Phillips, the director of the new Museum of Contemporary Art on The Bowery in New York:

Waters"An un-gala. You have to prove your outfit cost less than $200. You have to have been photographed in it one time before and bring the picture. The cleaning crew gives the speeches. You draw a ticket to which table you sit at. There are no power tables. You don't tell them till they get there! And you let everyone in free and make 'em pay to get out. That definitely would work. You could have fun with the whole thing. And un-raise money."

Perhaps (and those who have seen Polyester will understand) there could also be a squadron of "stompers" positioned outside the exits as well to ensure that everyone leaving receives a parting gift they won't forget for days.


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  1. Why isn't John Waters just in charge of everything, really?

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 12, 2007 6:24:39 PM

  2. My band was called "Baltimore Foot Stomper".

    Posted by: JR | Nov 12, 2007 6:50:33 PM

  3. When will Multiple Maniacs and Mondo Trasho finally come to dvd?

    Posted by: alan brickman | Nov 13, 2007 11:53:32 AM

  4. his "i'm eccentric" shtick has grown very thin. let's face it, he would not have risen to fame had it not been for the talents of divine.. his reputation has been coasting on her dear, departed coattails ever since.
    if you'd like to see the sort of flicks he SHOULD be making now, check out ru paul's "starrbooty".. it's a hoot.

    Posted by: el polacko | Nov 13, 2007 7:40:06 PM

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