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John Waters Talks to Stephen Colbert About Hitchhiking Across America: VIDEO


Film director John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) has a new book out called Carsick about hitchhiking across America, which, he tells Stephen Colbert, is something everyone should do.

"It's an adventure, it's a reality show, it's a soap opera, and you'll meet new people. You don't need to go on dating sites, just go hitchhiking."

You might even "have sex in a demolition derby in a car in the race."


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  1. from the NY Times Book Review:

    I quickly grew bored with “Carsick,” though, and began circling phrases that sounded like cult movies Mr. Waters might still make: “sugar frenzy,” “goiter odor,” “scary gratitude,” “food pity,” “sugar-daddy road warrior.”

    Posted by: Lollipop | Jun 11, 2014 10:04:05 AM

  2. John Waters is a personal hero. He looks at basic American middle class life with love, respect, and wit. He has no pretense.

    Posted by: throwslikeagirl | Jun 11, 2014 10:35:54 AM

  3. There was an excellent interview about his book on NPR's fresh air. I encourage any John Waters fan to take a listen.

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 11, 2014 11:04:41 AM

  4. Matt, thanks for the tip on NPR's Fresh Air.

    Posted by: Guillermo Luna | Jun 11, 2014 11:13:36 AM

  5. John Waters is the best thing about Baltimore!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 11, 2014 11:24:17 AM

  6. love him and will buy the book!

    Posted by: quincy | Jun 11, 2014 1:10:04 PM

  7. He's the rock star of bad Googling...

    Posted by: Kyle Michel Sullivan | Jun 11, 2014 6:15:53 PM

  8. On an off day (not that he'd ever have one) John Waters is still more entertaining than any dozen popstars, comix or politicos, and also more likely to tell the truth. Congratulations and thanks, John, can't wait to read the book.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Jun 12, 2014 1:47:50 PM

  9. I love him so much, I'm to be him for Halloween.

    Posted by: Clint | Jun 13, 2014 4:31:44 PM

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