The Entire Cast Of Cry-Baby Reunited At Johnny Ramone’s Grave Last Night
That sounds like a fun party we wish we'd been invited to.
Back in the early ’90s, when he was still a lovable teen heartthrob and not just a Keith Richards-obsessed weirdo, Johnny Depp took on a role against type that set his odd acting trajectory for the rest of his career. That movie was If Looks Could Kill.
Oh no, wait, that was Richard Grieco, wrong floppy-haired ’90s guy.
That movie was Cry-Baby. Released in 1990 and directed by arthouse nutcase John Waters, the movie saw Johnny Depp (he had the right initials) spoofing his own pin-up boy rep as a romantically dangerous ‘50s juvenile delinquent. Why am I explaining it; we’ve all seen it.
Just yesterday, the greatest party on earth happened when the entire gang from the cult hit — including Waters, Depp, and fellow stars Ricki Lake, Traci Lords and Joe Dallesandro — reunited at the Ninth Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute.
The event, which was introduced by burlesque star Dita Von Teese, moderated by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and featured a select crowd of music folks like Our Joel Madden, included a screening of the classic movie on Johnny Ramone’s mausoleum at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, because why does anything in this world need to make sense.
After the bigtime bomb that was The Lone Ranger, it’s nice to see JD embracing the classic films of his past. Oddly, the first question he was asked upon entering the scene was “Hey Johnny, what brand of beer you drinking?”, to which he mumbled something ridiculously unintelligible, but it looks like a Heineken so let’s just say it was a Heineken.