Director of cult classics Pink Flamingoes, Multiple Maniacs and Female Trouble as well as mainstream hits Hairspray and Crybaby. John is also a comedian and the author of Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters and most recently Role Models.
• His joyous and outrageous movies which celebrate bad taste has led him to be dubbed ‘The Pope of Trash”
• His regular cast members are known as ‘The Dreamlanders’
• He Enjoys watching trials and once wrote a column about Law Court fashion.
John Waters’ advice to himself at 16: “’Pissed off’ at 16 is sexy, at 64 it’s… spinning your wheels.”
“I asked this guy in a bar what he did for a living and he said he traded deer meat for crack. I never realised that job even existed. You could make a whole movie about that person. And he was kind of cute too, if you could ignore his eyes rolling around his head.”
John said of a fellow contributor: “Greg Gorman is the only person I’d let photograph my corpse.”
John was 16 in 1962, the year that…
The US launched the Ranger 3 mission to the moon. It missed by 22,000 miles.
Marilyn Monroe died.