Ahh, summer camp: any kid who was shipped off for six-to-eight weeks of rigidly scheduled fun holds the memories near and dear. There’s something sweetly all-American about the mess hall meals, late-night gabfests, the smooches stolen after s’more-and-singalong campfires. And who better to desecrate all that is wholesome than the one and only John Waters, that baron of bad taste?
The end of the year brings lots of top 10 lists from film critics, journalists, your cousin with the weird mustache who thinks seeing one John Cassavetes film makes him an authority…It’s a special time. But some of the most interesting year-end top 10 lists are curated by filmmakers, and the most delightful one of all comes from John Waters, who has revealed his annual list of movie favorites, bestowing good tidings and cheer on us all.
It’s been 10 years since cult film director John Waters released a new film, and although he isn’t currently working on a new original feature, 2015 will bring us a brand new film project from the beloved icon. As part of New York’s upcoming Waters exhibition titled “Beverly Hills John,” the director is assembling a cast of small children for a filmed table read of his trashy 1972 classic ‘Pink Flamingos.’ The project is called ‘Kiddie Flamingos,’ and we can’t wait to see the kid who plays the role originated by Divine.