We talk to Shawna Potter, author of Making Spaces Safer and front-person with War on Women, about John Waters' 1990 movie Cry-Baby. We discuss (among many other things), John Waters' foray into major studio filmmaking, the radical self-possession and sexuality of Hatchet-Face and the weird, sexy genius of the song 'Please, Mr. Jailer'.
War on Women are on tour across America this fall with Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio! Tickets are available now. Shawna also has a wonderful podcast called But Her Lyrics, which you can find in all the usual places and don't forget to pick up a copy of her book, Making Spaces Safer.