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So, a few weeks ago, I was arguing with this 35-year-old elementary school teacher who likes to wear kitty cat sweatshirts. She kept insisting the 2007 movie musical Hairspray, starring Nikki Blonsky, Troy Bolton, and Tranny Travolta, had been directed by John Waters.
I tried to explain that the movie in question was just some big-budget revamp of a Broadway cash cow adapted from the 1988 Waters original. I tried to explain that Baltimore's own never actually touched the remake. All he did was flash his junk in the opening number and cash the royalty check. But teach disagreed. With attitude, she said: "I'm pretty sure." Really? Who are you? And why don't you have access to IMDB?
Tonight, take the annoyingly confident, kitty-clad schoolteacher in your life to Sweat Records where she'll finally get the chance to see some true Waters trash. Shortly after 8 p.m., Sweat and Ai International University of Art & Design will present a free screening of the shockmaster's 40-year-old masterpiece Multiple Maniacs. It's got domestic terrorism, Divine, a gaggle of lesbians, Edith Massey, a rapist lobster, Mink Stole, and no Travolta -- plus some freak called the Puke Eater. Enjoy!