John Waters, the ‘Dad of Filth’ starts modeling at 76

Mark Wahlberg clutching his white boxer shorts and 15-year-old Brooke Shields talking about what she wears under her jeans are creative ways Calvin Klein commercials shocked audiences. This is kid stuff for the star of his latest campaign.

Director John Waters, 76, filmed legendary drag queen Divine eating dog poop in Pink FlamingosMink Stole having sex with a rosary in a church in multiple maniacsand Kathleen Turner killing heiress Patty Hearst for wearing white shoes in serial Mom, leading him to be described as the Pope of Filth. Smirking to sell Calvin Klein jeans is simple by comparison.

Director John Waters with actor Mink Stole in Calvin Klein's Pride campaign.

Director John Waters with actor Mink Stole in Calvin Klein’s Pride campaign.Credit:

“Calvin Klein ads were always artsy things where you kind of waited to see what they would do next to make people nervous and buy cool clothes,” says Waters. “It was exciting to be asked to work with them. You can never have too many runs.”

Waters is part of the fashion brand This is Love campaign, launched for Pride month in the US ending this week. The ads celebrate chosen families in the LGBTQ community and also feature actors Sasha Lane and Sergio Lane, musician Snail Mail and jurassic world domain actor Justice Smith and her boyfriend Nic Ashe. Waters appears alongside her 56-year-old friend and frequent collaborator, actor Mink Stole (Nancy Stoll).

The original cast continues Waters’ radical transformation from independent outlaw to mainstay of the mainstream media. It started with the 1988 movie. hair spray, which morphed into a family musical and continues with his spoken word performances, books, and television guest appearances, most recently on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

John Waters and Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad backstage at Hairspray on Broadway, 2008;  Divine in Pink Flamingos (1972);  Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom (1994).

John Waters and Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad backstage at Hairspray on Broadway, 2008; Divine in Pink Flamingos (1972); Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom (1994). Credit:Getty

“Overexposed, that would be the name of a great Calvin Klein campaign. I think it’s great that Calvin Klein is being so supportive of Pride,” he says. “It draws attention. The more attention, the better.”

“There are people who complain that it’s conventional and sometimes it was more fun if you were an outlaw. But that was if you had money or class and weren’t bothered every day. I think this campaign gets the word out to all communities and that’s incredibly important.”

“I liked when we scared straight people, and I know you can do that with fashion too if you do it right. Look at the Marky Mark Calvin Klein ads. He caused a couple of shots from straight guys when they looked at him and wanted to look like that.”

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