No Power, Yet Filled With Opinions: A Conversation on “Pretend It’s a City”
Role Models / TV

No Power, Yet Filled With Opinions: A Conversation on “Pretend It’s a City”

In Netflix’s Pretend It’s a City, our ornery idol and filth elder Fran Lebowitz says, “The anger is, I have no power, yet I’m filled with opinions.” Not only relatable, but accurate as well. Since Fran wouldn’t want us to hold back in our own opinions about Martin Scorcese’s Fran-centric docuseries, your ever-faithful Jessica Caroline … Continue reading

That Filthy Five! They Did Nothing To Challenge Or Resist: The Items I Would Steal from “Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition”
Books / Music

That Filthy Five! They Did Nothing To Challenge Or Resist: The Items I Would Steal from “Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition”

I am a crooked (wo)man and I’ve walked a crooked mile…what’s that? Oh, I’m just practicing for my inevitable prison crooning after getting pinched for petty larceny aka having some sticky fingers, the same ones that tattooed E.V.I.L. on his brother’s fist (that filthy five! They did nothing to challenge or resist). I mean, that … Continue reading

The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution
Books / Camp / Filthy Dreams On Location / Trash

The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution

What is it about Los Angeles that inspires madness? Is it the consistently, unchanging beautiful weather? The constant void of those clear blue skies that would make André Gide sigh? Those palm trees perpetually swaying in the ocean breeze? The respiratory system-suffocating smog? Is it the Manson in the air? Or is it the ever-present … Continue reading

Kill Yr Idols: What The Fuck Happened To Our Preeminent Filth Elder John Waters?
Blasphemy / Disappointment / Rants and Raves / Trash

Kill Yr Idols: What The Fuck Happened To Our Preeminent Filth Elder John Waters?

Are our idols destined to inevitably disappoint us? Are our role models preordained to fall short of our astronomical expectations? While some of our role models are known for their, at times, offensive outbursts (and we love them all the more for it), others have been so formative to our pathological world view that when … Continue reading

Calling All Filth Elder Worshippers!: Apply to the Open Call for “Idol Worship”
Art / Role Models

Calling All Filth Elder Worshippers!: Apply to the Open Call for “Idol Worship”

Why, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Are you feeling obsessed? Are you creating fanatical artwork about women or women-identifying role models? Want to put your startlingly monomaniacal filth elder adoration into the world? Well, then, please think about applying to this open call for emerging artists for the group exhibition Idol Worship that I, your … Continue reading

Going Bonkers For Bluto At Erik Hanson’s “Two Years Of Bluto”
Art / Role Models

Going Bonkers For Bluto At Erik Hanson’s “Two Years Of Bluto”

Why are animated villains always the queers? It’s not hard to create an extensive list: Scar, The Lion Queen, the Divine-inspired Ursula, Jafar, who certainly was more into shirtless vest-sporting Aladdin than Jasmine, and basically all the classic villainesses, from the Queen in Snow White to Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent, who were some of the fishiest … Continue reading