A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" ... See full summary »
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... See full summary »
The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but... See full summary »
John Waters' first 16mm film, about a deranged nanny who kidnaps young girls and forces them to 'model themselves to death' in front of her boyfriend and their crazed friends. It was never ... See full summary »
In Baltimore, guerrilla filmmaker Cecil B. Demented leads a band of cinema revolutionaries who kidnap Honey Whitlock, a bitchy and aging movie star of big-budget froth. Cecil wants her in his movie, a screed against Hollywood they film during blitzkrieg attacks on a multiplex, a Maryland Film Commission press conference, and the set of a "Forrest Gump" sequel. He insists on celibacy; the cast and crew channel sexual energy into the production. With a family-values coalition, aggrieved Teamsters, and the police on their trail, Cecil needs help from porno, kung-fu, and drive-in audiences. What about Honey? Will she bolt or refuse to act? Or will she hit her marks and light up the screen? Written by
According to This Filthy World (2006), John Waters' inspiration for this film came when Film Threat Magazine told its readers to attack the readers of Premier Magazine, and some did. See more »
You can see Melanie Griffith's real hair coming out from under the blonde wig in the scene where her roots are getting treated (the same scene where the whole crew learns of the Forest Gump sequel). See more »
All my directors fuck me.
I am not all your directors! I am Cecil B. Demented!
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The credits thank "Fred and Ginger" both insinuating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the dance duo, and "Fred e Ginger" a movie by Federico Fellini, paying homage to the duo. See more »
Just been to the local Film Festival "Viennale" to see this movie and it was the most boring and uninteresting film I have seen on this festival so far. The idea of a group of some wanna´- be film makers doing some kind of independent - attack seemed quite nice at first. John Waters makes fun of big blockbuster films throughout the whole movie which would be fun if he´d be able to at least reach these movies´s levels. But no, the humor is absolutely flat and even more levelless than films like scary movie. His characters use names like Almodóvar, Warhol, Tarantino, Lee,... which they are not worthy of. And why does Melanie Griffith start to sympathize with these people so fast ? There is no explanation. The Helsinki Syndrome ? Characters are weak and too many. All we get to know of these people are one-liners to explain their characters. One of them thinks satan is cool, the next one takes drugs and thinks it´s super and another one has worried parents. There´s not much more to them. Even the plot is boring because we get to see the same scene of mad people taking over cinemas and film productions over and over again. This is absolutely a shame for the wonderful genre of independent movies and I truly hope it won´t run under this category.
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