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John Waters gets colorful as he receives Writers Guild lifetime achievement award

John Waters gets colorful as he receives Writers Guild lifetime achievement award

A lifetime of going against the grain earned Baltimore's own John Waters the unabashed respect of his peers Sunday night.

Charm City's favorite degenerate scribe was recognized for his life's work by the Writers Guild of America, East during a ceremony in New York City. He was presented with the union's Ian McLellan Hunter Award, named for a blacklisted screenwriter and longtime WGAE member.

In presenting the award to Waters, "The Wire" writer David Simon praised his fellow Baltimorean's celebration of lives lived outside the norm.

"Pound for pound, I think you'll be hard-pressed to find a greater and more influential enemy of normal, and the lie...

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