As the Baltimore Sun notes, not everyone is digging the increasing popularity -- especially John Waters, who says he's leaving the world of hon behind: "To me, it's used up," Waters said of the Hon. "It's condescending now. The people that celebrate it are not from it. I feel that in some weird way they're looking slightly down on it. I only celebrate something I can look up to."
Funny, that's just what I would say about the new Hairspray. It was popular and successful, and I love some of the people involved (Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfieffer, Allison Janney), but the re-do was like Hollywood Halloween -- people trying out "weirdness" for kicks.
Methinks it's time for Waters to reclaim the wonders of transgressive art!