Filmmaker John Waters has said he
wishes some gay folks would return to the closet.
The 65-year-old, openly gay Waters said
during a wide-ranging interview with Slate.com
that he worries about the dilution of gay culture.
“I miss it [gay culture],” Waters
said. “I'm for gay marriage. I don't want it, but I certainly
think people should be allowed to, and I wouldn't vote for anybody
that would be against it.”
“But at the same time, why do we have
to be good now? Why can't we be villains in movies?”
“I wish some gay people would go back
in [the closet],” he added. “We have enough.”
Waters, who rose to fame in the early
70s producing cult films that straddled the line between porn and
cinema, has toned down his films in recent decades, many of which
have a mainstream appeal. They include Ricki Lake in Hairspray,
Johnny Depp in Cry-Bay, and Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom.
His latest film, A Dirty Shame, starred Tracey Ullman, Chris
Isaak and Selma Blair.
Waters in short Smut
Capital of America
premieres at Tribeca.)