the pope of trash


mellivia in 5x15, pencils down
“i guarantee you there is no one on this planet as stubborn and as arrogant and as big a pain in the ass as mellie grant. and yet, somehow, i think she’d make a great president.”


If you’re hankering for a heavy dose of sleaze, you need look no further than John Waters’ 1970 sophomore feature, Multiple Maniacs, which joined our collection this week and is now streaming on the Criterion Channel. Made in Waters’ beloved hometown of Baltimore when he was only twenty-four, this low-budget shocker tears through the sanctimoniousness of suburban America with a ferocity that few of the director’s contemporaries have mustered. In the NSFW excerpt below, the Pope of Trash can be heard at his wisecracking best on the audio commentary, guiding viewers through a scene in which his larger-than-life muse Divine lounges naked at the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling tent show introduced at the film’s opening. Watch the clip for Waters’ insights into the influence of foreign cinema on his work, the ironic humor that kept his films from being embraced by grindhouse audiences, and Divine’s emulation of Elizabeth Taylor.

John Waters on Art-House Exploitation


International Women’s Day Playlist Part 1

1. Echosmith- Come Together

2. We Are The In Crowd- Manners

3. Against The Current- Gravity

4. The Summer set- Chelsea

5. Candy Hearts- I Miss You

6. Crystalyne- 6 In The Morning

7. Call Atlantis- Story Of Your Life

8. PVRIS- My House

9. Love, Robot- Fire Escape

10. Colour me Wednesday- Shut

11. Trash Candy- Rush Hour

12. Courage My Love- Cold Blooded

13. Hey Monday- Homecoming

14. The Maddigans- Miles Ahead

15. Bright Light Parade- Right Now

16. Stay The Night- Falling In Place

Or listen on spotify here!

10 Favorite Female Characters

Tagged by @bisexual-huffleclaw, here are my top ten in no specific order:

1. Peggy Carter (Agent Carter/MCU)
2. Natasha Romanoff (MCU/ Marvel Comics)
3. Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)
4. Lena Luthor (Supergirl)
5. Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel/ Marvel Comics)
6. Felicity Smoak (Arrow)
7. Daisy Johnson (Agents of SHIELD)
8. Olivia Pope (Scandal)
9. Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
10. Emily Prentiss (Criminal Minds)

Anyone is open to do this!!

I’ve struggled with my appearance and body image my entire life, and a foolproof solution to particularly low periods is always watching a John Waters movie.

I’m not traditionally pretty person, I’m fat (and even when I wasn’t I thought I was), I’m queer, and I grew up poorer than dirt.

While the rest of the world says I’m trash, John Waters tells me that trash is fabulous.
That fat girls can be sexy, filthy, fierce badasses.
That the glitz and glamour of the thrift store is the highest form of fashion.
That queerness is glorious, and a blessing .

Thank you, Trash Pope, Saint John of the Waters for showing me I’m better than fine, not despite being different but precisely because I am.