Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as John Waters in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]
by Staff, Utne Reader
| January/February 1995
Dubbed the “pope of trash” by William S. Burroughs for his raunchy films, Multiple Maniacs, Mondo Trasho, Desperate Living, Pink Flamingos, and Polyester—Waters has a penchant for finding humor in all forms of marginalia. Even his recent, more mainstream films feature actors like cross-dressing icon Divine, ex-porn princess Traci Lords, and former terrorist Patty Hearst.