'Filth Editor' Reveals Plans

Filmmaker John Waters AP

Filmmaker John Waters says he'd like to make more movies: "Holy Anorexia" - a film about the eating disorders of saints - and anything starring Don Knotts.

The self-described "filth editor" revealed his plans while performing his standup routine "Shock Value."

He also told the crowd Friday how in 1988 he "accidentally made a family movie" - "Hairspray," which starred then-unknown actress and present-day talk-show host Ricki Lake.

"I remember the day I got a PG rating. I held my head in shame," Waters said.

Waters, 56, gained a following in 1972 with the cult classic "Pink Flamingos," which had characters competing for the title of world's filthiest person.

"If I discovered the cure for cancer tomorrow, `Pink Flamingos' would still be ahead of that in my obituary," Waters quipped.

His other films include "Cry-Baby" starring Johnny Depp and Patty Hearst, "Serial Mom" with Kathleen Turner, and his most recent release, "Cecil B. Demented," starring Melanie Griffith as a fading star who is kidnapped by guerrilla filmmakers.



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