John Waters Will Show a 74-Minute Sequel to ‘Pink Flamingos’ at Marianne Boesky in 2015

John Waters, "Beverly Hills John," 2012.Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York © John Waters

John Waters, Beverly Hills John, 2012.


Director John Waters, shown here in an over-Botoxed fake portrait, will screen a new 74-minute video at Marianne Boesky Gallery at his exhibition that opens there on January 9, 2015. Since Waters hasn’t released a feature-length film since 2004’s A Dirty Shame, this is basically the closest the master of camp has come to a new movie in over a decade.

Called Kiddie Flamingos, the video depicts a table read of Waters’ 1972 film Pink Flamingos, which is as full of any kind of obscenity and depravity that one would hope to imagine–only here it’s been recast as a children’s movie, with child actors and all the X-Rated content “defanged and desexualized,” according to the gallery, which also calls this G-rated version “more perverse than the original.”

This is Waters’ third show with Marianne Boesky. It closes on Valentine’s Day.

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  • D’Fwan

    I wish we could all see this. Also, I need a new John Waters film……more along the lines of Polyester and less like his more recent stuff (which I love, but he needs to go back to finding non actors to play trashy folk instead of hiring hollywood names).

    • D’Fwan

      Also, this is just a reading of the original script, not a sequel, WTF MH Miller???

      • DanaAndra

        John Waters wrote a sequel to Pink Flamingos, and was preparing to shoot it when Divine passed away. He swore then that, without Divine, the film would never be made. Guess he’s sticking to that.

        • DanaAndra

          Besides, it’s going to be a riot to hear kids read lines like, “I love you more than own hair color!” and “There are just two kinds of people, Miss Sandstone …. ” :-)

        • D’Fwan

          Oh, ok. I was just going by how the article was written…..a reading of the original script.

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