Pink Flamingos was a record breaking film of it's time. I believe it grossed 100 times it's budget in just it's theatrical run. It played midnight shows for many years. I read that when a theater stopped showing Pink Flamingos at midnight a riot broke out with biker gangs yelling "We want to see the fat fag eat dog shit!!". It's a very funny as are all of Mr. Waters films and books.
For being brave enough to make such ground breaking films John Waters is my hero. I really wonder about his current career though. It's been a long time since he has made a new movie. As much as I want to see a new John Waters movie here is what I would really like to see. John Waters become the Steven Spielberg of exploitation films. Find awesome underground transgressive movies and slap "John Waters Presents" on them. It would be money in the bank and really help struggling no budget film makers out there.