John Waters, Eccentric Extraordinaire

John Waters is a boundary-breaking filmmaker and author. He is an oddball, kitsch king, and anti-tastemaker whose outsider aesthetic, over the decades, has been more and more accepted by popular culture. His most recent book, Role Models, is a self portrait wherein Waters explores himself through profiling the (sometimes shocking) people who have influenced him.

Here is John Waters talking about his life and work with Paula Marantz Cohen of Drexel University.