John Waters

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Director, actor, writer, and owner of a badass pencil moustache. He spent much of the 70s-80s making low budget exploitation films, such as Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. He achieved relative mainstream acceptance with Hairspray, in 1988.

His films all take place in Baltimore, and are packed with as much sleaze as possible. They celebrate trashy Americana, with awful fashion and gaudy designs featured prominently. He has a regular group of actors, chief among them the late drag performer Divine.

Likes a good smoke.


Tropes common to his works include