We’ve been longing for this moment: John Waters is going to direct a new film for Village Roadshow Pictures. After 2004’s “A Dirty Shame,” we hoped he’d make his long-gestating Christmas movie, “Fruitcake,” that he’d spoken about from time to time. When the funding didn’t happen, he kept busy on hilarious speaking tours, enjoying the passive income of “Hairspray” stage productions and writing books, like his recent novel, “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.” Now that novel is going to be his next film, and we’re ready.
It follows a woman named Marsha Sprinkle, a scammer, a master of disguise and all-around bad news. In other words, she’s our kind of John Waters heroine. This is fresh news, there’s no cast yet, and we don’t know how long we have to wait for it. But there’s a deal, Waters was quoted as saying he’s ready to spread “demented joy,” and we’re lighting candles to saints Divine and Edith Massey to keep it on track.