Odd Duck

John Waters admits that he’s an “odd duck.” And despite my love of all things
culture, I can’t say that I have too much of a fondness for any of his
. His interview
with Terry Gross
, though, was far more entertaining to me than anything
he’s put out in the theaters.

The interview illuminated the offbeat director’s surprising thoughts on a diverse
array of topics, including:

  • his experience breaking so-called rules of decency
  • why there’s no such thing as a bad movie
  • why some people are always miserable
  • aging and plastic surgery
  • the problem of irony
  • independent films
  • the death penalty
  • public nudity
  • and, of course, gay marriage