Happy 67th, John Waters!
On the impressive, and probably never contemplated, arrival of your 67th year, we’d like to thank you for your service to hilarity and gaydom. So…
- Thank you for bringing your innate sense of haute camp to the world and staying true to your irreverent dark humor.
– Thank you for setting most of your films in Baltimore and casting your friends—Ricki Lake! Mink Stole! Mary Vivian Pearce!—again and again.
– Thank you for being a bibliophile and collecting thousands upon thousands of the most obscure books ever written.
– Thank you for hitchhiking across the country last year and planning to write your own book about it.
– Thank you for accepting a CFDA Fashion Award on behalf of Rei Kawakubo last year and supporting Comme des Garçons since forever.
– Thank you for bringing Patti Hearst out of reclusion and getting her to poke fun at herself on camera.
– Finally, thank you for introducing us to Divine. Here she is. She’d like to blow out the candles now.