1. Derrick from Philly says

    John Waters and DIVINE…wow. I would’ve loved to have met them in person. Together, they may be the best thing that Baltimore ever gave us.

    Lord, who can forget the last scene of “Pink Flamingos”? I know some of you found it disgusting but….well.

  2. Brandon H says

    Great book idea and I’m glad he was brave enough to do it, but my ass still ain’t picking up any hitchhikers. The idea of being locked in a metal cage going 60mph down the road with god only knows who freaks me out.

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    LOL. Waters is one of the most interesting and brilliant people who has ever lived. LOL!

  4. JackFknTwist says

    Seriously ?
    ‘Platinum Passes for the Crown and Anchor’ ?

    And in the Mongolia post above, -“LGBTI”;
    yesterday it was -“LGBTQ”.

    It’s the wrong Alice !

  5. crispy says

    @Derrick: I haven’t met John Waters, but last summer in P-town I stood in line behind him at an ATM vestibule. I had no idea it was him when he had his back to me, but he walked out of that ATM and I was dumbstricken. The pencil mustache was unmistakeable. He got on his bike and rode off down Commercial Street.

  6. Derrick from Philly says

    @ CRISPY,

    I’m directing my comment at you, but this is for every visitor to Towleroad to understand the accomplishment of John Waters.

    For years his movies with DIVINE were sort of cult features–viewed by those that loved his…well, cult movies. But when he did “HAIR SPRAY,” it was a whole new avenue. He became mainstream as a successful filmmaker. It wasn’t just LGBT folks going to see his movies after midnight. IT WAS EVERYBODY!

    I love John Waters as much as I love Spike Lee. I really do.

  7. hello says

    Really, its sad that a few isolated cases and a media frenzy destroyed a great way for people to meet people and just talk by doing someone a painless but tremendous act of generosity by giving a hitchhiker a ride.