Camp genius John Waters made a name for himself by creating a collection hyperbolic work. From Hairspray, Cry Baby, to the outrageous Pink Flamingo, Waters has always forged a plethora of transgressive cult films. The Writers Guild of America East will be awarding him the Ian McLellan Hunter Award, which has consistently gone to film and television writers to celebrate their entire body of work.
David Simon will be presenting the award and said of John,
But only John Waters has made being not right, not normal, not ordinary, nor expected seem so, well, Baltimore,” Simon added. “Time and again, on film and in prose and eventually on Broadway, he has celebrated the very American notion that there is, in fact, no normal. That we are all, if we are honest, at least two standard deviations from the mean. In Baltimore, it is our goddamn birthright. I’ve shared my crew with this man. I’ve shared some cast, at points. I’ve shared some meals and jokes and the very real benefit of his having been a pioneer for a film community that has punched well beyond its weight class. But most of all, like damn near every Baltimorean, I am proud that I share a city with this fine storyteller. (via Variety)
A big conDRAGulations to Waters and keep being our camp queen!