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Trailers from Hell on 'Pink Flamingos,' the Filthiest Movie Alive

Today on Trailers from Hell, Mark Helfrich takes on John Waters' filthy 1972 cult classic "Pink Flamingos."
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  • April 21, 2014 11:31 AM
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'I Am Divine' Offers Insightful Portrait of Gay Icon and John Waters' Muse, Now on DVD/VOD

"I Am Divine," the largely crowd-funded documentary directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, chronicles the life of Divine, John Waters' muse who defined a generation of proto-punk films like "Pink Flamingos" and "Female Trouble," and famously ate dog doo-doo in front of the camera.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 11:10 AM
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Weekend Recap: Coppola's 'Charles Swan' Trailer, Jon Hamm's Next Comedy, and 'Homeland's Damian Lewis Sings 'White Wedding'

- The trailer for Roman Coppola's high-style comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (here and below) features Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman sporting a major Afro. It's clear that working with Wes Anderson has had a strong influence on Coppola's second feature. - Jon Hamm is considering starring in "Epic Fail," a Kevin Costello written comedy about a high school teacher who attempts to fake some heroism by hiring two of his students to stage a kidnapping of his wife.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 3, 2012 7:00 AM
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John Waters is Hitchhiking; Indie Band Picks Him Up in Ohio

Baltimore's own indie auteur John Waters ("Pink Flamingos") likes the occasional hitchhike.  An indie band called Here We Go Magic recently picked him up in Ohio and took him on a six hour road trip as Waters entertained the group telling stories. He has hitchhiked with Patty Hearst, he wears a hat that says "Scum of the Earth," and he treated everyone to breakfast at an Italian deli. Here We Go Magic bassist Jen Turner reported to DCist about their journey.  Excerpts of her interview are below:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 18, 2012 6:32 PM
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