John Waters’ New Memoir

In bated anticipation for the release of John Waters’ new memoir next month (it’s called “Role Models”), I watched his movie “Pecker,” starring Eddie Furlong and Christina Ricci. Oh my Lady Gaga! Highlights: its girl in a perpetual sugar rush, the lesbian strippers (“Watcha lookin at, loser?”), the male go-go dancer assuring his parents that he’s trade (“Guys blow me,” not losing a beat), Miss Christina kissing the asphalt at the Greyhound Station in gratitude after getting off the bus from New York, where everyone was so monied and pretentious, and its invaluable introduction of “teabagging” into the general vocabulary. A must see — at least until someone puts up the money for Waters’ long-dreamed-of project, “Fruitcake.”

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