Art

"Kiddie Flamingos" is a Real Thing Happening at John Waters' Next Art Show

by James Rickman
Speaking with PAPERMAG earlier this month, John Waters mentioned that he had a solo art show coming up at Marianne Boesky Gallery's Chelsea location. But he didn't mention that Beverly Hills John would include a video installation that recasts his nightmarish classic Pink Flamingos as... Kiddie Flamingos??? Waters told the New York Times that the movie's shocking plot points have been sufficiently blunted for a cast of child actors, with the goal of "transforming innocence into a whole new kind of joyous, G-rated obscenity." We just really can't wait to find out how he's adapted the whole eating-fresh-dogshit-off-the-sidewalk part.

Beverly Hills John opens January 9. Details here.

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