Just got back from seeing John Waters: This Filthy World – Dirtier and Filthier on stage at The Castro Theater. What a freaking blast! I was invited by Synergy boy and got to hang with him, his lovely wife, his bro-in-law, and their fabulous friend, so the night had to be good. Then John came on stage and the good night got even better. He was bawdy and funny and bawdy and sincere and amazingly spry. I’ve only seen two of his films – Polyester and Pecker – and now I want to see them all. Even Hairspray, and I don’t do musicals. At all. So that says something.
He ended his one man show with a question and answer session that ended with him making this profound statement about his success:
“I define success as being able to buy whatever books you want without looking at the price, and not having to be surrounded by assholes.”