Filmmaker John Waters celebrated his 70th birthday in April. Early in his career, Waters established himself as an enfant terrible and was affectionately dubbed by film critics as the "King of Sleaze." He has sustained a remarkable career as an author, stand-up comedian, visual artist, and one of America’s most thoughtful observers on the cultural landscape.
Waters is the master of re-invention, and no work is more emblematic of that than Hairspray, his 1988 musical comedy film. This weekend, John Waters will narrate the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's production of Hairspray. He joins Tom in-studio to discuss Hairspray’s longstanding success, art, politics and aging while maintaining his reputation as an enfant terrible.