The Treat: Filmmaker and novelist John Waters on the film that shocked and titillated him as a young boy

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John Waters. Photo credit: Greg Gorman

Director John Waters has helmed many cult classics including “Hairspray,” “Polyester,” and “Pink Flamingos.” His newest project is a novel called “Liarmouth: A Feel Bad Novel.” Waters talks about the surprising film from the 1940s that inspired decades of outrageous work. 




Rebecca Mooney