Will “Flamingos” Fly As Opera?

81555258-96ed-46ca-868d-f83b7a02786bFinally, finally — finally! — John Waters may have gone too far. The Baltimore-associated filmmaker, whose “Hairspray” became a worldwide hit musical, but whose “Cry-Baby” flopped on Broadway, now wants to turn his most famous cinematic shockfest, “Pink Flamingos,” into an opera. “It would be a good opera,” he says in defense of this dubious idea. “It’s extremes of competition to see who can be the filthiest person in the world. It stars a fat lady. And, I’ve said it before, not only does she sing at the end, she does something else.” But who could possibly play Divine, (pictured, with Waters)?

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