Queer Film Auteur John Waters Hits London “Rush” Hour

There’s no use crying over spilled poppers—or at least that’s the impression we get from director John Waters’ work Rush, on display at the Frieze London art fair. After he created the work in 2009, Waters was sent a lifetime supply by the manufacturer. He keeps several boxes in the freezer in his New York apartment but admits, “It’s really embarrassing ’cause I forget when people go to get ice and they see, like, a case of poppers.”

If you’re in London, check out Elaine Sturtevant in Conversation with John Waters at the Frieze Art Fair on October 13.

Source: BUTT magazine

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One Comment

  • NateOcean

    We used to have to keep poppers at work because Amyl Nitrite is an antidote for cyanide poisoning, and we used cyanide in a chemical process.

    Walters could always tell people that he has cyanide around the apartment, and keeps the poppers handy just in case. That should set their minds at ease.


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