John Waters ready to “spread my filth” when he’s honored in anti-LGBTQ Poland
Cover detail from John Waters’ new book, “Mr. Know-It-All” Photo: provided Just about everyone in the U. S. knows that writer and director John Waters is one-of-a-kind. Now citizens of Poland will know it too after a film festival there honors him for his “completely uniqueness.”
Known as the Pope of Trash, the Prince of Puke and the People’s Pervert, Waters will travel to Wroclaw, Poland, next month to be feted at the American Film Festival, which bills itself as the largest annual film festival in Poland and Eastern Europe.
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According to the festival’s organizers, Waters will receive the coveted India Star Award for lifetime achievement in filmmaking.
“I’ve never been to Poland so I’d love to spread my filth,” Waters said in a phone interview.
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Poland since 1932 when the country set 15 as the age of consent for both males and females. Transgender people are allowed to have gender-affirming surgery, and lesbians, gays, and bisexuals can serve in the military.But according to a 2021 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex […]