The American film director and writer, John Waters probably would have revealed about his sexuality if he had been briefly inquired but as no one seemed to raise the questions, he planned not to expose himself publicly.
Although his family raised the questions on his unusual characteristics, he never went down with the social insult and ignorance instead he grew up with the respect and honor.
Never Wanted To Expose Oneself As Gay; Family Life
As being gay, John Waters dated one of his mates named Ken for a long time, but he never revealed himself as gay because no one asked him. He was featured by the Gay News or Gay Times back in 1972, but no one dared to ask him if he was homosexual. Even his parents never talked about his sexuality but asked him to get married which was a matter of pressure for him.
Talking about getting married, he had met his right partner but had no wish of getting married.
John considered himself as the weird child in his family, and he used to get the compliments for his unusual characteristics. But his father, John Samuel Waters, who was the manufacturer of fire protection equipment, never let him down. He instead lent him the money even after knowing the theme of his movies, which was related to the down and dirty comedies.
The professional writer surprisingly had a good bond with the founder of far-right publication Breitbart News, Andrew Breitbart. John met Andrew in Bill Maher TV show. He even confessed that he used to hang out a lot with Andrew, who was infamous for his homophobic publication. However, Andrew took his last breath in 2012, and they never revealed the extent of their relationship.
As of today, John Waters is the pioneer and supporter of the gay rights and pride.
How Does John Waters Garner His Net Worth?
John Waters accumulates his net worth of $60 million from his professional career as a director and a writer.
John Waters had an entrance in an acting field through the short movies since he was terminated from the New York University (NYU) for smoking marijuana in the University's area. After his departure, he moved to Baltimore and started filming several short movies like 'Roman Candles’ and ‘Eat Your Makeup,' and 'Hag in a Black Leather Jacket.'
Then he started his career of filming the movie to the mainstream and successfully came out with the Pink Flamingos in 1972 and Polyester in 1981. Following his breakthrough in the mainstream movies, he fastened his skills and experiences to produce other films like 'Hairspray' (1988), ‘Cry-Baby' (1990), ‘Serial Mom' (1994), ‘Pecker' (1998) and ‘Cecil B. Demented' (2000).
John Waters 30th anniversary screening for the comedy "Hairspray" (Photo: USAToday)
Hairspray went on to become an award-winning Broadway musical. He was also honored with the Filmmaker on the Edge Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Besides his career in the film industry, he is also a writer and has published various books such as Tom of Finland, Role Models, Carsick and many others. He was also one of the nominees of Grammy for his book, Carsick.
Born in 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States, John Waters celebrates his birthday on 22 April. He stands the height of 1.88 meters (6 feet and 2 inches). He also has three siblings, one younger brother, and two sisters.
John graduated from the Boys' Latin School of Maryland and attended the New York University (NYU) but got kicked off for smoking marijuana at the University's compound.