John Waters’ “Role Models” reviewed

By Jonathan Yardley (Washington Post, Sunday, June 20, 2010)

By John Waters
Farrar Straus Giroux. 301 pp. $25

It’s just about impossible to believe, but John Waters, the ineffable Bad Boy of Baltimore — “The King of Puke,” “the Pope of Trash,” the “Cult Filmmaker” — is now 64 years old. The man who gave the world such memorable if occasionally barf-inducing films as “Hag in a Black Leather Jacket,” “Mondo Trasho,” “Pink Flamingos,” “Polyester” and “Hairspray” will be pulling Social Security checks any day now, leaning back in his Barcalounger and reminiscing about the good old days when porn was really porn and dog poop was on the menu.

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