Friday, February 15, 2013

Some of my biggest Filth Influences

Gore Vidal. Playwright, social commentator, and general threat to polite society extraordinaire.
Elinor Glyn. One of the first female scenarists who never held back, and paved the way for the next two waves of feminists.
Adrian. One of the film industry's most prolific and daring costume designers.
Barbara Stanwyck. Always told it like it was, before it was even legal.
Alexander McQueen. His designs and contribution the the fashion world elevated sex into an art form.
David Bowie. Nuff said.
Sam Fuller. The man who said 'fuck you' to the Hollywood censors and got away with it.
Quentin Crisp. The Naked Civil Servant.
Otto Dix. Perhaps the most explicitly controversial painter of the 20th century.
Gus Van Sant. A master of sensuality and subtext.
Joan Crawford. Fucked everyone in her path to get to the top and never apologized. Why would she?
Marilyn Monroe. If she hasn't taught you a thing or two you're doing it all wrong.
The Marquis de Sade. Banned, condemned, imprisoned, institutionalized. His writing was that saucy.
Paul Verhoeven. Extremist is his middle name.
Vladimir Nabokov. His greatest novel 'Lolita', which was banned in most countries upon release, influenced my writing the most.
Edie Sedgwick. Warhol's most beautiful of superstars.
John Waters. The filthiest filmmaker of all time.
Anaïs Nin. Made biographical writing all about sex.
Tennessee Williams. The most controversial and brilliant scenarist of ours or any time.
Andy Warhol. The great voyeur.
And of course, Oscar Wilde. Who spent ten years in prison for his work, his beliefs, his loves, and his brilliance.

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