Filmmaker/author John Waters kicked of the Brooklyn Book Fair on Friday night with a live discussion with LA Times book reviewer Carolyn Kellogg about his new book Role Models.
At the event, Waters told hilarious personal stories making his life sound like one of his films. He loves drinking in Baltimore bars. He only drinks one night of the week, though on Fridays, he drinks to excess. (He even schedules his hangovers).
As a single older man, he said that he is often seated next to interesting women at events, and really lapped up sitting with Joan Kennedy in a pink sparkly dress and fresh from plastic surgery. And while Waters is openly gay, he thinks more homosexuals should stay in the closet. “I love dating closeted guys. They don’t want to go to premieres. They don’t want to meet famous people. They don’t even want to go out to dinner because they are worried they’ll be seen. They just want to come over.”