I didn't like it. Okay? If you're here for my thoughts on the book and that's all you care about, I didn't like it. If you want to preserve your idea of John Waters being a cooky dude, I didn't like it. Go away now.
If you're wanting in-depth analysis and possibly have John Waters ruined for you forever, read on. I'm not going to hold back on my thoughts on the book and I'm going to be as fair in my analysis as I was with Monster Hunter International. Hell, I'll be more fair with this because I actually finished this book.
Again, if you just care that I like the book or not, stop reading here because this isn't going to be pretty.
Liarmouth basically reads like the Marbles from Pink Flamingos (except now they're called Daryl and Marsha) moved to the town from Dirty Shame with some elements of Polyester thrown in for good measure. I really enjoyed Carsick and thought it was quite a hilarious read but something about Liarmouth falls flat.
The book feels like a Frankenstein's monster of a book. Like John wrote all this batshit insane stuff on pieces of paper and stored them in a suitcase and then his editors sorted through the mess. John name drops all these celebrities that I wasn't aware are still relevant, (like the Jonas Brothers?) then in the midst of that he uses words like "pussy hat," "manspreading," and "incel."
Also, I hate to be that guy but according to the book, the talking dick chose to be celibate. That means he's not an incel.
I have no idea what happened in Chapter 30. It was an incoherent mess and honestly reminded me of that scene in Dawn of the Dead where the guy with the sombrero goes to check his blood pressure.
RJ, you haven't been to mean so far. Why did you warn people you were going to ruin John Waters for them? Because...
This book made me extremely uncomfortable. Not in the Divine eating dog shit kinda way either. In the Stephen King's It kind of way.
I don't want to think anything bad about John Waters, but some of the stuff in this book made me not want to watch his movies ever again. The first moment that made me feel kinda weird was this part where this little kid punches Daryl in his hard on and makes jizz spray all over. No, I'm not embellishing. This kid keeps looking at Daryl's hard on and runs up and punches it and makes Daryl fall to the ground cumming in his pants.
Okay, John Waters loves The Bad Seed and likes making bratty kids. It's weird but let's just move on. Then at the end of the book there is a Rimmer Festival and he talks about how entire families are there and kids are getting butt holes painted on their faces.
In his defense, he mentions one of the "entire families of rimmers" has teenagers, but still John. What the fuck are you doing?
I know a lot of people in the LGBT community don't want people assuming they're groomers, but when you have shit like this and people like Keffals encouraging kids to transition and all these drag queens possessing CP, it's kinda hard to assume anyone has the best intentions.