A conversation with John Waters

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John Waters, who made his name as a ground-breaking filmmaker, hasn't released a new feature since 2004. But he's hardly slowed down. With TV guest spots, books and speaking engagements — plus the continued success of the stage-musical version of his 1988 filmHairspray — the man who gave us cult classics like Pink Flamingos andPolyester remains a comic raconteur beloved of freaks and misfits everywhere. Last year, when Waters appeared on Australian chat showQ & A, a fan tweeted on screen, "This is like a vision of the Virgin Mary in rural Ireland."

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