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PHOTOS: John Waters Gets Photographed By Terry Richardson


The Baltimore filmmaker gets shot by Uncle Terry for a spread in the new issue of Le magazine du Monde. The shoot includes the Terry standards: the subject at his studio in front of a white backdrop, the subject as Terry, the subject and Terry posing together. But John looks quite dapper.

John Waters in the studio


John Waters as Terry Richardson


Terry Richardson and John Waters


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  • car

    For the most part, these are terrible pics. Terry Richardson can be very hit or miss.

  • TinoTurner

    I think these are great pics. Being a friend of John, I think he looks good. Terry, on the other hand, is a vile human being.

  • Taliaferro

    Could Mr. Waters not have closed his mouth long enough for even one shot?

  • balehead

    Geez….what a bunch of “gay liberals” on here….

  • Caleb in SC

    @car: @TinoTurner: @Taliaferro: @balehead: Waters is the Father of Queer Cinema. Get over yourselves, you bunch of young, nelly queens. While you are at it, get a little education also. Stupid queers are the death of us. LOL!!!

  • Caleb in SC

    Before the backlash starts: I said “LOL!!!” doesn’t that make things funny in this text-speak culture?

  • balehead

    He’s right about “gay separatists”…..

  • balehead

    LOL doesn’t excuse the fat jealous fat hatred….And besides..John hates liberals too…. what a bunch of hypocrites…

  • balehead

    And these are great pics by the way….

  • Snapper59

    John gives the “commentary” on Mommie Dearest: the Hollywood Royalty Edition, and he’s as much fun as the film. Def. belongs in your camp DVD collection.

  • Billysees

    The pics do make him look really good.

    He’s a Baltimore guy, you know.

    That’s where I’m from, which doesn’t matter of course……lol……..hehe.

  • kurt_t

    Who wants to die for art?

  • jmmartin

    I had dinner with Mr. Waters in NYC one night in the 70s. He was at his witty best. William S. Burroughs was present, too, and Janet Flanner, who wrote the Paris letter for “The New Yorker.” I was so lucky to be around all that talent. Fran Lebowitz and Vince Aletti were there, too, so it was an All Star Cast. Thanks to Aletti for taking me as his guest!

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