John Waters, the famous Baltimore director, endorsed prominent activist DeRay Mckesson's run for mayor Tuesday afternoon.
In a video released by Mckesson's campaign, Waters says the frontrunners in the crowded face for mayor don't offer real change.
"I realize many candidates wouldn't want my endorsement," Waters says in the video. "Sure, the two frontrunners in election polls would do a good job if they won, but would anything really change? ... Why not let somebody younger and more radical than I am have a crack at it?"
Waters, the screenwriter, author and actor, known for such movies as "Hairspay," also endorsed Mckesson's fashion -- a blue vest he wears nearly everywhere.
"I like DeRay's surprisingly well-detailed platform, his national presence, his un-macho but still angry raised fist and, yes, I like his fashion sense too," Water says.
Mckesson is one of 13 Democrats running to replace Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as mayor in the April 26 primary.