Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Werner Herzog on John Waters

“For me a chair is a chair — and I do not reference to other possibilities … For me, a man is a man. I cannot distinguish a gay man from a straight man. I just cannot distinguish … After 35 years of knowing John Waters I turn to my wife and I said to her, ‘I have the feeling that this man is gay.’”…which is in a way wonderful, because I took him as John Waters,” Herzog shared. “And I love the man, I love him dearly, he’s a wonderful … he’s the boldest of the bold filmmakers. I wish I had the guts of this man, and he’s very, very dear to my heart — but for me this is a man. Yes, a man is a man.” Herzog went on to add, “How vaz I to know zat ziss man, who directed Hairspray, vas a gay? I had no clue. Now, if it vas za Hairspray remake, anyone could see zat ziss ist gayer zan Elton John blowing za unicorn. Not zat it matter, uff course, a man eez a man, gay or straight. As long as he ist not a cheekan, a filthy, idiotic animal I murder mit mein bare hands vissout remorse. Eez poetry.”
 - Werner Herzog on John Waters

1 comment:

anoushka said...

the content of what he's saying is nice. but he's acting as if he doesn't understand context. don't buy it. what do you think sam?