About a week ago the venerable Pope of Trash, John Waters, had a spectacular interview with the King of Body Horror, David Cronenberg. Every year at the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF), John Waters sits down to interview the new “Filmmaker on the Edge” nominee. This year was Cronenberg’s year and the interview was about as awesome as you’d expect.
They discuss Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch and his working relationship with William S. Burroughs, Cronenberg’s genres of “body horror” and “venereal horror,” and his current relationship with horror movies.
Unfortunately this isn’t the entire interview, I couldn’t find one online. Indiewire, however, did a great write-up and you can read that here.
You can skip to about 6:30 for the interview.
Some highlighted quotes:
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Waters: “We’ve both featured assholes in a special way.”
Cronenberg [In reference to his white sunglasses on the red carpet at Cannes]: “They said I ruled the red carpet.”
Cronenberg [In reference to Naked Lunch]: “It really was a fusion of my DNA and William Burroughs’.”
Waters: “Ever been to a nude beach?