Tonight: John Waters Puts the X in Xmas

The cult figure’s one-man show is not even remotely for the whole family

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Tonight: John Waters Puts the X in Xmas

It’s not like legendary filmmaker/raconteur/provocateur John Waters and Christmas aren’t a match made in heaven – after all, what’s more high camp than blinking lights, reindeer sweaters, and those dogs that bark “Jingle Bells” in pseudo-harmony?

Tonight, the Baltimore auteur (Baltimauteur?) brings his acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”, to B.B. King’s for one night only:

“Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters rides into town on his sleigh full of smut […] Waters’ rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes traditional archetypes as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true crime holiday horror stories. Delving into his passion for lunatic exploitation Christmas movies and the unhealthy urge to remake all his own films into seasonal children’s classics, ‘The Pope of Trash’ will give you a Joyeux Noel like no other.”

Personally, we're excited for his bits on seasonal treats like the horror flick "Silent Night, Bloody Night", and tickled to hear some of the carols that don't get overplayed at the holidays, such as "Santa Claus Is A Black Man." Consider yourselves warned – this is the man who introduced the concept of “the blossom” into the common vernacular in a 2007 interview for Nerve.com. (And no, we’re not linking to that – Google on your own recognizance, and be aware that there are some things you can’t un-read.)

Details
“A John Waters Christmas”
Tuesday, December 22, 8 and 11PM
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42 Street; 212-997-4144
$44 (general admission), $100 (meet-and-greet VIPs)
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