John Waters: This Filthy World (2006)

John Waters: This Filthy World (2006)




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In this filmed version of cult film director John Waters' popular one-man show, the Pink Flamingos and A Dirty Shame director takes the stage to discuss everything from his early influences, fondest career memories, and notorious struggles against the MPAA rating system. Part endearing memoir and part hilarious lecture, This Filthy World touches on everything from the insanity of contemporary pop culture to the director's unforgettable early collaborations with inimitable Pink Flamingos star Divine. Captured live at the Harry du Jur Playhouse in New York, this performance is filled with the unique brand of outrageous insight and candid wit that has earned the so-called "Prince of Puke" an eternal place in the hearts of mischief-loving miscreants everywhere.
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Critic Reviews for John Waters: This Filthy World

All Critics (10)

Fans of his films will appreciate that Waters offers at least one witty anecdote about each.

Full Review… | January 21, 2010

This may just be a film of one of Waters' university appearances, but it's thoroughly entertaining as he takes a trip through his own filmography, hilariously revealing all kinds of truths about society along the way.

Full Review… | September 29, 2007
Shadows on the Wall

Very funny.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Financial Times

John Waters delivers a lecture, part-memoir, part-stand-up, on his life in movies, and proves himself an oddly winsome anecdotalist.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Daily Telegraph (UK)

As well as being a cult movie legend, John Waters turns out to be an excellent stand-up comic and all-around raconteur.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007

If you don't know what helicoptering and blossom are, they will be forever etched on your consciousness by the time Waters takes his bow.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Times (UK)

Audience Reviews for John Waters: This Filthy World

Mildly amusing at first, but picks up the humor in the last half.

Christian C
Christian C

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Director John Waters gives this one man show/lecture/memoir/comedy act about his early life, influences, and each film he has made in his career. I have said in the past that while I'm not a huge fan of Waters' films, but I could listen to him talk for was my chance and he didn't disappoint. "Pink Flamingos" may be a hard film to sit through, but Waters is an entertaining man with a great sense of humor and a great knowledge if film, pop culture, and books. I highly recommend this to fans of film and Waters himself.

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

Oh Johnny, how you cracked me up with your filth, I love you to bits. It's just one pop culture reference after the other. I am a total fan of his, he's the best!!

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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