John Waters Reveals His Obituary’s ‘First Paragraph’ and Talks Potential Aubrey Plaza Film

John Waters Reveals His Obituary’s ‘First Paragraph’ and Talks Potential Aubrey Plaza Film

John Waters, the legendary filmmaker known as the “Pope of Trash,” recently opened up about his career, his potential new film project with Aubrey Plaza, and what he believes will be the first paragraph of his obituary. Waters, who has been a provocative force in cinema for nearly six decades, discussed these topics in an interview with PEOPLE.

Waters, famous for cult classics like “Hairspray” and “Pink Flamingos,” has not directed a film since 2004’s “A Dirty Shame.” However, he remains a significant cultural figure, recently receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and having an ongoing exhibition at the Academy Museum dedicated to his work.

One of the most anticipated projects from Waters is the film adaptation of his 2022 book “Liarmouth,” with Aubrey Plaza set to star. Despite the excitement, Waters revealed that the project currently lacks funding and a production company. “Every time I talk about this, it becomes a news story and there is nothing new. We don’t have the money to make it, period,” he said.

Waters also reflected on his career and what he believes will be highlighted in his obituary. “When I die, the first paragraph will be ‘Hairspray’ and then ‘Pink Flamingos,'” he predicted. He considers “Serial Mom” his best movie and “Female Trouble” the best film featuring the late drag queen Divine, although “Pink Flamingos” remains his most controversial work.

Despite the challenges in getting new projects off the ground, Waters remains optimistic and continues to engage with his fans. He is set to return as the host of the punk music festival Mosswood Meltdown in Oakland, California, in July.

Source: PEOPLE

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