Beauty Is Embarrassing: A Documentary about Wayne White

September 10, 2014

Above: The trailer for "Beauty is Embarrassing." Find the trailer on YouTube if this embedded version doesn't work

Readers of my blog know I have a love-love relationship with my Roku. I stream videos from Amazon Prime (and get two-day free delivery on my book purchases). While adding titles to my watch list the other day I came across "Beauty Is Embarrassing."

It's a documentary about artist Wayne White who worked on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" in the 1980s and is known for his "word" paintings on thrift-store paintings.

Watch the embedded trailer and get a feel for his attitude and need to create art. Be inspired by his working process and his understanding that "Art can be a 24/7 lifestyle." You'll enjoy learning about his artistic journey and how he strives to make art entertaining.

You can see the full film on Amazon Prime for a small fee; Netflix may be showing it; or look for it on Hulu and other vendors. You can also buy the film on the "Beauty is Embarrassing" website.

    • Carol
    • September 10, 2014

    Oh, I love this film – I first saw it on PBS early last year and I think I’ve rewatched it about once a month since then, or whenever I need a creative boost. What a guy …

  1. Reply

    Carol, I can see myself watching it yet again in the future too!

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