Author/Director John Waters (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
John Waters riding a bike? It's possible that the only place on the planet that you can see this freewheeling "Hairspray" director pedal a two-wheeler is in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
One week a year, the pencil-mustached provocateur becomes the unofficial mayor of this gay holiday mecca during the Provincetown International Film Festival, which opens today and runs through Sunday.
In honor of its fifteenth year, Waters, who also penned the essay collection "Role Models" recommended five fest films featuring alternative role-models as varied as porn star Linda Lovelace, Waters' leading lady Divine, and pioneering African-American comedienne Moms Mabley.
"Lovelace" titillates Waters
"I'm dying to see "Lovelace," Waters said about the opening night East Coast premiere. That's the Linda Lovelace biopic with Amanda Seyfried ("Les Miserables") as the 1970's porn star. "I saw 'Deep Throat.' I read all the books Lovelace wrote. I'm torn. She ranged from saying feminism made her do it, toRead More »from 5 Non-Mainstream Movies John Waters Is Dying to See