John Waters Announced for Homotopia 2018

By Planet Slop
Wed 20 June, 2018

The Pope of Trash heads to the Philharmonic Hall in November.  

Legendary director John Waters is coming to the Philharmonic Hall as part of this year’s Homotopia festival.

This will be Waters’ only UK appearance this year, and he will be performing This Filthy World, a one-man vaudeville act that celebrates the film career and tastes of the man William Burroughs once called, The Pope of Trash.

Focusing on Waters’ early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call-to-arms to filth followers everywhere.

Instantly recognisable with his pencil thin moustache, Waters built his reputation with early trash films such as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living – many of which starred the legendary drag queen Divine. These films were infamous for pushing the boundaries of conventional propriety and movie censorship.

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In the 1980s, Waters made a number of mainstream movies – most notably Hairspray, which was later turned into a smash hit Broadway musical.

Today, he is an icon, fully accepted in the world of both art and popular culture.

It is a major coup for him to perform his only UK show at Homotopia, and says much of the festival’s standing that they were able to snag him

You won’t want to miss this one!

John Waters plays Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall as part of Homotopia on Saturday 10th November. Tickets are available now.