http://m.smh.com.au/entertainment/interview-john-waters-20111013-1llki.htm Bad boyfriends WHEN the 2007 movie Hairspray ran into controversy, John Waters leapt to the defence of John Travolta, who had donned a fat suit for a cross-dressing role. A prominent gay activist claimed the actor should not have been cast because his religion, Scientology, tried to convert homosexuals. ''John Travolta is certainly not anti-gay,'' says Waters, who wrote in the memoir Role Models that he and fellow filmmaker Gus Van Sant always joke about being called ''openly gay'' as if that means they arrive at premieres shrieking about their Judy Garland records. ''Every person that worked on that movie was gay. It was lovely.'' Waters says Scientology is no more ridiculous than other religions. ''Here's how I feel: even if Scientologists say that they can make you straight if you're gay, so what? If someone's that miserable being gay, I don't want 'em. They'll just make bad boyfriends. Let Scientology have them!''