John Waters is a legendary director, screenwriter, author, lecturer and champion of strange America. (He was also on an episode The Simpsons!) Prince Paul not only hosts the Scion AV All-Purpose Show, but revolutionized hip-hop with his nothing is off limits approach to sampling. (He also won a Grammy for working with Chris Rock!)
So of course this was a great conversation that covered everything from Waters’ beloved Baltimore, to his approach to writing, to his recent trip hitchhiking across the United States. You can watch a portion of the talk below.
And if you’re not up on Marfa, it’s a remote city in West Texas that’s become a haven for contemporary art after Donald Judd moved there in the 1970s. It’s not easy to get to, but it’s amazing.