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Trash Talking: Director John Waters

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Trash Talking: Director John Waters

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Trash Talking: Director John Waters

Trash Talking: Director John Waters

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He was once crowned "The Pope of Trash" by William Burroughs. Waters started photographing video stills off his television screen that became the raw material for his artwork. Many of those are collected in his book John Waters: Change of Life. His 1988 film Hairspray was made into a Tony award-winning Broadway musical. Waters' new film, A Dirty Shame, opens next month. (Rebroadcast from Feb. 25, 2004)