Role Models (MP3 CD)

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In this fittingly-titled memoir, Rei Kawakubo, Cy Twombly, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and Little Richard are only a few of the diverse figures the Pope of Trash counts among his patron saints, in addition to less public ones like a butch Baltimore stripper and a cult pornographer obsessed with off-duty marines. Role Models is both an illuminating glimpse into a veritable queer godfather as well as a primal tale of how queer identities, rather than coming ready-made, are much more akin to a coat of many colors - and just like Dolly, we're all the richer for it.

— Derek

Description


Role Models is filmmaker John Waters's self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities-some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the American playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis-these are the extreme figures who helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness. Role Models is a personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time.

About the Author


John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including "Polyester," "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," and "Desperate Living."

John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including "Polyester," "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," and "Desperate Living."

Praise For…


"The essays in Role Models meander pleasantly around personalities, recollections and ideas, always finding glory in the flaws.... Within [Waters'] jokes and winks and countercultural jabs, he is striving for real human emotion." ---Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400167036
ISBN-10: 1400167035
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: June 16th, 2010
Language: English