Why Are All The Democratic Candidates’ Campaign Playlists So Painful?: Announcing Our Own Filthy Dreams 2020 Playlist Candidacy
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Why Are All The Democratic Candidates’ Campaign Playlists So Painful?: Announcing Our Own Filthy Dreams 2020 Playlist Candidacy

This week, The New York Times published an in-depth feature analyzing the campaign event playlists of nine of the Democratic primary candidates for the 2020 election. And, you know what, dearest Filthy Dreams playlist listeners, it was a bore! What a disappointment, as the candidates’ campaign rally playlists ranged from snoozefest to just barely acceptable! … Continue reading

Tell Me I’m A Pathetic Loser With A Baby Dick: “Euphoria” And The Ubiquity Of The John Waters Aesthetic
Trash / TV

Tell Me I’m A Pathetic Loser With A Baby Dick: “Euphoria” And The Ubiquity Of The John Waters Aesthetic

“Yes folks, this isn’t any cheap X-rated movie or any 5th rate porno play, this is the show you want! Lady Divine’s cavalcade of perversions, the sleaziest show on Earth!…These assorted sluts, fags, dykes, pimps know no bounds! They have committed acts against God and nature, acts by their mere existence would make any decent … Continue reading

Does “Midsommar” Satisfy Our Universal Urge To Join A Cult?
Film

Does “Midsommar” Satisfy Our Universal Urge To Join A Cult?

*Ho HA!* What’s that, dearest Filthy Dreams cult member…*ahem* I mean, reader? Oh, I’m just practicing my new method breathing for when I move to Sweden to join the Hårga, that darkly sunny commune, from director and writer Ari Aster’s deeply unsettling yet intoxicatingly beautiful cult horror classic Midsommar. I’m ready to drink mushroom tea … Continue reading

Girlfriend, You Are So On: Our 15 Favorite Moments From Marianne Williamson’s “A Return To Love”
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Girlfriend, You Are So On: Our 15 Favorite Moments From Marianne Williamson’s “A Return To Love”

I don’t know about you, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, but I’ve been feeling a bit woo-woo recently. If I had to pinpoint the source, I’d date it to the last Democratic presidential debate in June, when a shining star soared across my screen like a beacon of New Age psychobabble and half-baked, half-lit ramblings. Yes, … Continue reading

Pleasure Is The Boss: Radical Pleasure Seeking In “The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions”
Books

Pleasure Is The Boss: Radical Pleasure Seeking In “The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions”

What does it mean to be radical? How can people from marginalized communities work to disrupt dominant systems of power and control? These questions have exploded recently, particularly after some crusty critics moaned about the lack of radicality in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and artists furiously took to social media in response. But, what is … Continue reading

From The Filthy Dreams Archives: Filthy Dreams’s Hot Sizzling Summer Sleaze Playlist
Music

From The Filthy Dreams Archives: Filthy Dreams’s Hot Sizzling Summer Sleaze Playlist

Water…water….water….so much sweat….so much swea….needs air conditioning! Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising! Whew! What’s that Mary? Oh I’m just trying to survive. No, not just survive the grind of daily existential crises, but survive this heatwave. WHOO! HEATWAVE! With the temperatures reaching the upper 90s, New York has become a garbage-reeking hot Yoga … Continue reading

Jesus Loves Winners: Satirizing The American Scam In “Drop Dead Gorgeous”
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Jesus Loves Winners: Satirizing The American Scam In “Drop Dead Gorgeous”

“To live in a country where you can take an ugly old mountain and put faces on it—faces of great Americans who did so much to make our country super great—well, that just makes me…proud to be an American!” No, this perversely patriotic phrase wasn’t uttered at one of Trump’s demented and near unintelligible Rose … Continue reading