Mink Stole got wrapped up in acting when she met avant garde director John Waters in the mid-'60s. But this wasn't just a convenient accident: the East Coaster had a real knack for the B-movie style. Working hard as part of Waters's devoted crew -- dubbed The Dreamlanders -- Stole has now been actin ... More >>
Summertime, and the living is easy: sit under the stars and watch Steven Spielberg's E.T., attend a few art shows, catch a production of Hairspray. There's lots to do in Denver this fun-packed weekend -- and many of the best possibiities are free. For more entertainment opportunities, visit the Wes ... More >>
Waking up on November 7, I felt like a million bucks. A million bucks that could breathe again, knowing that my president was still mine, my uterus was in the clear, and so many people had exercised the right to vote. That part, the voting part, was the most exciting, because after months of the imp ... More >>
When I was younger, I thought bisexuality was a party trick. I thought it was something that teenage girls used to get attention. Since I've stopped being a teenage girl, I've learned that there are more than just the three oversimplified dimensions -- gay, straight and bi -- of sexuality. But that' ... More >>
If you lean toward the campy, low-budget cinematic underground of John Waters and Andy Warhol, you'd do well to familiarize yourself with Mike and George Kuchar, twin brothers who rose through the ranks of avant garde filmmaking in the '60s and '70s by making such classics as Thundercrack, Sins of t ... More >>
Don't know what to do this weekend? We've got you covered. From a bike-themed art show to an all-female performance group, to John Waters's favorite movie, this is your events guide all in one place. The best part? None of these events will cost you more than a Hamilton. Get up, get out, and enjoy t ... More >>
Half the fun of John Waters fan-dom is initiating newbies into the dark, sexually inappropriate cult of worship. The other half is watching Waters virgins become violently ill and/or mentally unhinged. But we don't want you poor, deprived noobs going into a John Waters-fest with a completely empty ... More >>
What's John Waters's favorite movie-watching snack? In anticipation of "An Evening With John Waters at the Rocky Mountain College of Art Design this weekend, we asked the famed filmmaker several questions submitted by Westword readers, and then threw in the movie-snack question. His answer? . "I ... More >>
I am the product of weird parents. Okay, "weird" probably isn't the best word, considering it can describe everything from hairstyles to movies to that guy on the bus who always smells like day-old Whopper Jr.'s and mothballs. But my parents were definitely weirdos. My dad made Tang and Spam on Su ... More >>
It looks like March is roaring in like a lion just in time for the weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of things to do for fun. From Johnny Depp's classic bad-boy role in Cry-Baby to a whole slew of art openings, we've got plenty of interesting events to attend that won't maul your poc ... More >>
Interviewing some celebrities can be as excruciating as putting out a campfire with your face, but talking to John Waters is a lot like talking to a friend -- that is, if you have friends who have made freaks, gays, drugs, abortions and religion into delightfully irreverent movies that have defined ... More >>
John Waters is the guy who came in from the cult. In advance of his visit to Denver next month -- for an event aptly titled An Evening With John Waters -- we've been wondering what questions to ask him about his formidable movie career. So we asked readers to contribute some ideas. From Diam ... More >>
What's better than Santa Claus coming to town? John Waters coming to Denver. He's a lot like Santa, except his bag of toys is for adults only, his trademark mustache is neatly trimmed, and his elves include Patty Hearst, Traci Lords and Liz Renay. Waters will be presenting An Evening with Jo ... More >>
It's still Halloween every Sunday at The Church. Whether you want to see campy drag, high-brow art openings, or get down at a feminist dance party, we've got you covered this weekend. And it won't break your bank. Everything on this list won't cost you more than ten bucks, leaving you more ca ... More >>
Pootie too good.I have the attention span of a four-year-old. I can't sit still for very long and I don't like to watch things --particularly television shows and movies -- without having something else going on at the same time. (Like a massive laundry folding undertaking or an organization ... More >>
Candy Darling was probably the sexiest transvestite that ever lived, but s/he wasn't just sexy -- she was also talented. A star of stage and screen, she worked with luminaries from Andy Warhol to Tennessee Williams and was, during the course of her short life, such a fixture on the New York s ... More >>
You have to hand it to Tim Burton. Not only did he pull off the biggest opening of his already formidable career with the record take for Alice in Wonderland, he managed to turn one of the weirdest kids' books in history into something even weirder. Of course, he took massive liberties with the so ... More >>
Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>
Suppose a guy from L.A. grew up pinko in a time when that was dangerous -- but he longed to make movies and had an inside track until his leftist leanings got him blacklisted. So he hooked up with mobsters, began churning out pulpy porno and made some money. He ghostwrote dozens of films and made ... More >>
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The PleasuresDudes, Denver's way-past-prime-time adult TV celebs, were invited to work the green carpet last weekend at the Los Angeles premiere of Poultrygeist. See their slideshow here; their upclose and personal account of the green-carpet capers continues below (read part one here): The Ple ... More >>
Starz FilmCenter|University of Colorado at Boulder
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The CSFAC is ready for its close-up.
This movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine.
Offbeat director John Waters comes into Focus on the Family’s back yard.
Wednesday, October 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Gemstones* (Rough Trade)
Remembering the films that heated up cinemas this year.
Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.
John Waters's latest farce strives for nothing more than NC-17.
Hairspray bops from the screen to the stage
Film buffs can reach for the stars at the Ultimate Film Fanatic competition.
Aspen is long on short films during its tenth annual festival.
Inspired by Patty Hearst, Cecil B. Demented rails against the dying of the cinema.