Trivia: How Well Do You Know John Waters?

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Trivia: How Well Do You Know John Waters?

Logo is celebrating fifty years of smut-peddler (and we mean that in the best sense!) John Waters by airing two of his greatest films: Hairspray and Cry Baby! Check it out on Logo from 4pm to midnight on Sunday October 5!In the meantime, test your knowledge of the King of Trash!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    John Waters lives in, and sets his films in, what city? (city name only)
  • 2. 
    True or False: One of Waters' earliest jobs was as a magician for childrens' parties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT the title of a John Waters film?
    • A. 

      "Eat Your Makeup"

    • B. 

      "Mondo Trasho"

    • C. 

      "Lust In the Dust"

    • D. 

      "Multiple Maniacs"

  • 4. 
    John Waters once wrote, explaining his love for watching criminal trials, "All people look better under _____ ."
  • 5. 
    True or False: Until his untimely death in 1988, Divine appeared in every film John Waters had made.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Where did John Waters formerly teach film classes?
    • A. 

      Community college

    • B. 

      Prison

    • C. 

      Sarah Lawrence

    • D. 

      Church camp

  • 7. 
    In his 2010 book Role Models, Waters advocated for the release of which former Manson Family member?
  • 8. 
    True or False: Waters developed a sequel to Pink Flamingos in which Divine was to fly over Baltimore on a giant dog turd.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Besides Hairspray, which other John Waters film has been made into a Broadway musical?
  • 10. 
    Waters created a gimmick called _______ for his film Polyester, a tribute to director and King of Gimmicks William Castle.
  • 11. 
    True or False: John Waters starred in a show called 'Til Death Do Us Part about people who murdered their spouses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    For his crime comedy Serial Mom, Waters cast what "celebrity felon" of the 1970s to play a juror whom title character Beverly Sutphin murders for wearing white after Labor Day?
  • 13. 
    Waters received critical acclaim for his guest voice work on which animated comedy?
    • A. 

      Family Guy

    • B. 

      Futurama

    • C. 

      The Simpsons

    • D. 

      Archer

  • 14. 
    True or False: John Waters recently hitchhiked across the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is the title of Waters' 1981 memoir, subtitled "A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste"?
  • 16. 
    Almost a quarter of a century before directing her in Cecil B. Demented, Waters acted with Melanie Griffith in what film?
    • A. 

      Working Girl

    • B. 

      Cherry 2000

    • C. 

      Body Double

    • D. 

      Something Wild

  • 17. 
    True or False: John Waters smokes up to four packs of cigarettes a day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Waters' outré early subject matter and style earned him the royal sobriquet, "The Prince of ____".
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