John Waters' Five Best Musical Tales From His Fort Lauderdale Version of This Filthy World

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Christina Mendenhall
Full John Waters Slideshow From Parker Playhouse Performance

When living in New York briefly in 2006, unsurprisingly, something very "New York" happened to me. I somehow received an email from a friend's friend inviting me to attend the taping of John Waters' This Filthy World. Though they locked us in a theater and told us we couldn't leave till it was over, I, a serious claustrophobe, sucked it up. It was truly a wet, trashy, comedic dream come true. 

I was raised on Waters movies. Two years ago, when the filmmaker and author came to the Miami Book Fair International, my blog at the time, the Heat Lightning, hosted a John Waters week in which we told Watersian tales. People sketched images of the man himself; Lolo, the owner of Sweat Records, shared her embroidered bookmark with a Waters quote on it; and my mother wrote about her second date with my father. It was to see Pink Flamingos.

John Waters is a fucking American hero, and if you don't think so, you can go comment on my Jon Bon Jovi review. Waters performed a very updated version of This Filthy World at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday after the audience got warmed up on Polyester. Considering this is a music blog, I compiled a list of stories the King of Trash told at the affair between deliciously terrible jokes about abortion and dick magnets (I think I alone laughed at those). Get ready for some Bieber 'stache and beatin' Ike Turner.

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5. Bieber Fever
Waters and Bieber both appeared on The Graham Norton Show on the same day. The filmmaker is a fan of the young starlet, uh, I mean, singer, and said he even wears Justin's perfume! The Biebs looked at Waters and said, "Your 'stache is the jam." Waters, who always carries around an eyeliner pencil, gave him a Waters 'stache of his own.


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Parker Playhouse

707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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farrahfarley
farrahfarley

What an amazing piece! I MUST get "A Date with John Waters" immediately. "Let's be hillbillies and pretend we're stupid. Who wants to sleep with smart people all the time anyway?!" is a hilarious quote.  I also hope that #2 "Well Isn't that Precious" manifests into a reality! #LizTracyRox as does John Waters.

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