London recently got its first proper taste of American artist/provocateur John Waters at his recent Sprüth Magers exhibition – and it seems we can’t get enough. Throughout September and October, the British Film Institute (BFI) on Southwark's Southbank is hosting its very own 'Pope of Trash' film fest, dedicating an entire season to a retrospective of the cult filmmaker.
‘This tribute is like receiving a plenary indulgence from the movie gods above and for once I can be show-biz thrilled without the slightest drop of irony in my thanks,’ says Waters. ‘Yikes, respectability... the final outrage.’ To mark BFI Southbank’s Waters-centric season, we take a look at his greatest hits…
‘The Complete Films of John Waters (Every Goddam One of Them...)’ runs at BFI Southbank until 6 October 2015. For a full programme, click here
Pictured: a still from Pecker (1998). Photography: Michael Ginsburg