August 15, 2011
"Henry Miller is a kindred spirit," said John Waters in the opening of his one-man show at Saturday's annual Henry Miller Library benefit.
What followed was a non-stop comedic romp that delved into Waters' sincere appreciation for K Fed and Justin Bieber, his hatred for Nancy Grace and his undying love for showman filmmaker, William Castle.
Throughout the evening, Waters also unleashed the definitions of several terms most of the audience had been in the dark about. Here's a little sampling:
Bear: members of a homosexual subculture that are into large, hairy men.
Grism: the ejaculate of a Bear.
Ultimate Nudity: replacing the skin of testicles with clear plastic so one can see sperm being made.
Blouse: a homosexual term for a feminine top—and that doesn't refer to apparel.
Tea-bagging: the act of dragging testicles across a partner's forehead.
After the show, Waters took some questions from the audience. I asked him what his favorite food is. Before responding, he tweaked the question, "If I was on death row, what would I want for my last meal?" "I'd be difficult and say a single leaf of arugula."