PRINT January 1982

JOHN WATERS' DIVINE COMEDY

Scott MacDonald

This week, the editors celebrate filmmaker, author, artist—and sometime Artforum contributor—John Waters, featuring his conversation with film scholar Scott MacDonald from the January 1982 issue. Waters’s Top Ten films of 2021 is one of the many highlights in the magazine’s December issue, on newsstands now. And look out for A John Waters Christmas, which he’s performing live this month at various venues across the country.

Who else but John Waters could sport monikers like “Master of Sleaze” and “Filth Elder” as chicly as his Commes des Garçons suits? In 1981, he sat down with scholar Scott