Man, but the hair isn’t as important as it was in the time of Hairspray. People had the most ludicrous hairdos and would sleep with toilet paper around their head. The hair today is so different. A faux mohawk look? Now Trump supporters wear that. Dyeing your hair green? Your mother does that now. It was so radical in Pink Flamingos when we did it, but you couldn’t buy it. They had to bleach their hair out to white and then use India ink and magic marker to get that color.
I agree with that. I use a little gel—American Crew Forming Cream. Even with that, I would never be caught dead in a convertible. I have a dear friend in L.A.The Jonathan
Divine hated being a hairdresser. His mother made him become one. . . . He took it out on the customers; he’d go through their pocketbook, steal the women’s coats. When he was growing up in high school, his mother forced him to stay home and do her hair every night. That was hairdo abuse! Not many people can claim that in a psychiatric interview.
But the thing is, young people don’t have pubic hair, so I feel sorry for crabs because they have nowhere to go. I think PETA should do a whole campaign about crabs because they are extinct!
No. Alan Cumming had one called Cumming. When I go to France and say my name’s John Waters, they laugh because, to them, that means toilet waters. I do want to have mine. It will basically be urine mixed with Evian. It would say that it’s purified in the Swish Alps. I hope that’s not too many careers. Male war paint, here it comes.
You’re right! I didn’t even think of that. . . . I used to tell my mother about the weird kid in my class who drew with black crayons all the time. I talked about him so much that she mentioned it to the teacher, who said, “That’s your son.” So I was creating a character for myself. All children should be given the freedom to do that. I’m still playing with black crayons, and I’m mad I never could get the Maybelline ad. I don’t think I’m mainstream enough for Maybelline.