John Waters: This Filthy World
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John Waters: This Filthy World
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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Fans of his films will appreciate that Waters offers at least one witty anecdote about each."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"John Waters delivers a lecture, part-memoir, part-stand-up, on his life in movies, and proves himself an oddly winsome anecdotalist."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Daily Telegraph
"At 61-years-old, Waters is growing old in disgraceful fashion. Avid fans will know some of the shtick already but nothing can compare to hearing it from the horse's filthy mouth."
‑ Ben Cobb, Film4
"A fun fim from a fascinating man."
‑ William Thomas, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"As well as being a cult movie legend, John Waters turns out to be an excellent stand-up comic and all-around raconteur."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Waters' genial depravity, ear for a good line and fine comic timing easily engages for the full length despite the lack of flashy tricks, or indeed, any tricks at all."
‑ Ann Kelly, BBC.com
"Very funny."
‑ Martin Hoyle, Financial Times
"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."
‑ Ed Potton, Times [UK]
"Waters still has the audience-friendly filth to remind you exactly who this is talking, and by the closing credits words such as "bears" and "blossoming" have lost their innocence."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
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