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Multiple Maniacs: John Waters explains his inspiration for having Divine assaulted by a lobster

There is a ludicrous, trashy film opening in theaters this weekend about demented supervillains — and we’re not talking about Suicide Squad: A restored version of John Waters’ low-budget, black-and-white movie Multiple Maniacs has being re-released in theaters, with a DVD/Blu-ray release coming soon from the Criterion Collection.

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From Tank Girl to Sherlock: The less-than-elementary return of director Rachel Talalay

It’s been almost three months since Rachel Talalay began shooting the premiere of the new season of Sherlock, and even now she is still on a high from working with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on the beloved PBS Masterpiece sleuth series. “The fact that it takes three years to get them together long enough to be on the series and then be invited to direct it is phenomenal,” she says. “It’s a tremendous experience on every level.”

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John Waters' commencement speech will become book

Earlier this year, iconic cult director John Waters gave a commencement speech to Rhode Island School of Design about the value of embracing chaos and weirdness (two things the director of Pink Flamingos and Hairspray knows well). Today, Algonquin Books announced they have acquired the book rights to Waters’ speech. The book will be published under the title Make Trouble and will be illustrated with line drawings.

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Stars reveal their criminally underrated entertainment picks

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Everyone – stars included – has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:

John Waters, director Hairspray, Serial Mom

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Outfest to honor John Waters, feature Chris Colfer film and more

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Now in its 30th year, Outfest is not only Los Angeles’ premier gay-and-lesbian film festival, but the city’s longest-running film festival, period. Taking place in a variety of L.A. venues and theaters, Outfest promotes equality, spotlights new talent and celebrates artistry within the LGBT community.

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