John Waters discusses Fruitcake, his long-gestating holiday movie, and describes the as-yet-unmade film as "the story of a little boy and his family of meat thieves"in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
"They come knock on your door and say, 'Meat man!' and you say, 'I'll take three porterhouse steaks and a ham. They shoplift it and bring it back, and you pay half the price that's on the label," Waters says.
The director of such popular films as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Hairspray says he still hopes to make the film eventually, but financing has been a problem. "Independent films that cost $5 million are very hard to get made," Waters says. "I sold the idea, got a development deal, got paid a great salary to write it — and now the company is no longer around, which is the case with many independent film companies these days."