Siblo and Whalen celebrate one full year of the Rad Carpet by returning to sunny, filthy Baltimore to watch and discuss select films from John Waters’ late-career ascent to the mainstream, beginning with 1988’s sock-hopping underdog breakout Hairspray (33:10), and continuing to his only film for a major studio, 1991’s Depp-starring rocka-hillbilly riff Cry-Baby (56:45). But first, your Carpeteers welcome CJ5000 on for the Hole in the Carpet segment, where CJ reports back after watching for the first time ever the 1978 American musical institution that is Grease (4:15).

We’d love to hear your takes on this three-spot of throwback high school rockers: twist on over to the world wide web to kick us your takes, whether it be on Twitter (@theradcarpet) or via e-mail (, and do be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

We’ll have more Waters coming down the pipe next time as we cover his 1994 bomb-turned-cult fave Serial Mom and his 2000 misfit kidnapping oddity Cecil B. Demented. Stay tuned–and stay rad!!!


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