I first discovered Dame Edna Everage the international housewife, therapist, gigastar, guru and celebrity confidant back in 90’s when she had a brief stint as a talk show host on a monthly show on NBC. I knew then that I was in the presence of greatness. Back then the Dame was only a megastar, but as she will tell you today she is a gigastar. How things have changed. She has been called the funniest person alive by Rolling Stone Magazine and they are right. I thought I was in for a great time with the most famous person in the world, (she will tell you she is), little did I know she knew as much about me as I knew about her. I felt like I was on her hilarious British show Neighborhood Watch-the game show that’s also a Dame show (Available on DVD). For me this time with the Dame just reconfirmed she is the funniest person on the planet. I caught up with the Dame in her suite in New York . . .
“Think I invited you over here to discuss the future of independent film?” asks John Waters in the liner notes. “Hell no, I’m lookin’ for a little action!” Handpicked by the legendary filmmaker himself, the songs on this subversive follow-up to A John Waters Christmas are sure to seduce, including Elton Motello’s racy “Jet Boy Jet Girl,” a homicidal track by actress Mink Stole and Patience and Prudence’s “Tonight You Belong to Me,” the first record Waters ever shoplifted. I caught up with John just before he was to jet off to the Berlin Film Festival where there will be a screening of his performance film This Filthy World. We talked about the new CD, putting out on the first date and more….