John Waters Will Return To Directing After Almost Two Decades With Intriguing New Film Project
You can’t go into any project John Waters is heading with an expectation of clean lines or a direction. Many of his films embrace a bit of chaos as he presents a story without much rhyme or reason. Such is the beauty of Waters and his work. He takes taboo subjects and ideas and delivers them to an audience through aimless satire and shedding the typical three-act story. He took that same approach to write his new book, “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance,” which hit the stands in May this year.
The book follows three generations of women who seem to be embodiments of cultural depravity. The eldest of the three performs illegal plastic surgery on animals, and the middle one is a thief and lies to people simply out of pleasure. The youngest decides her mother should die and embarks on a murderous journey. This story is the perfect starting point for a Waters project. According to Deadline, he is getting his opportunity to return to his roots by writing and directing a film adaptation of the novel.
“‘Liarmouth’ is the craziest thing I’ve written in a while, so maybe it’s fitting that my novel was shocking enough to jumpstart the engine of my film career,” Waters said. “Thrilled to be back in the movie business, hopefully, to spread demented joy to adventurous moviegoers around the world.” Waters’ return to the filmmaking world is sure to delight his fandom. If Waters himself believes that “Liarmouth” is the craziest thing he has ever written, you can bet we, as an audience, are in for the ride of our lives.