[Marxism] Fwd: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It : NPR

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Nov 24 07:14:43 MST 2014

Interview Highlights

On being recognized as famous while hitchhiking

People would drive past me and think, "Was that John Waters?" But no! 
Why would I be standing there doing that? And they'd come back and pick 
me up. Other people didn't know and pulled over and tried to give me 
money or help me and then realized [who I was] and started laughing and 
screaming. And many people didn't recognize me, and when I did tell them 
during a normal conversation in the car that I was a film director, they 
just looked at me like I was so deluded as a homeless person that 
believed he was a cult film director.

Generally, I didn't care because it didn't matter to me. I wanted to 
hear their stories. I was relieved if they really didn't know who I was, 
and yet I'm a hypocrite because when I'd get stuck, I would shamelessly 
use it if I could to try to get a ride.


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