Have a Happy, Tacky Christmas

When famed filthy filmmaker John Waters released his A John Waters Christmas CD, we got a deeper look at the Pope of Trash's feelings for our corniest of holidays. Filled with obscure gens like "Happy Birthday, Jesus" by Little Cindy and "Santa Claus is a Black Man," it left you, like all of Waters work, feeling in need of a good scrubbing. "Torn between capitalism and anarchy," Waters proves the kitsch is back with one-man show A John Waters Christmas, an evening of stories that addresses his love of giving and receiving perverted gifts; Santa's sexuality; and chocolate Santa butt plugs. For good measure, he socks it to the Easter Bunny: "I think Santa Claus should team up with the tooth fairy and kill the Easter bunny," he quips. Maybe leave the kids home for this one. Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd.; Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; $30-$45, $125 Meet & Greet; (213) 480-3232; tickertmaster.com
Thu., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2012


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