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This Filthy World (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 24 November 2006 (USA)
Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

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At the Harry DeJour Playhouse in New York in the mid-2000s, John Waters emerges from a confessional onto a stage littered with trash. He tells stories. After a few about his childhood and early influences, he roughly follows the chronology of his career as a film director, relating anecdotes about the making of each film and letting those stories lead him to riffs on other topics. Gay references and wry observations about people's foibles and limits are constants. Waters' looks, too, are the butt of his jokes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Waters Doing What He Does
10 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

All this really is, is a lecture from John Waters telling stories from his life. That being said, Waters has lived a pretty interesting life, so this could have been twice as long as still been entertaining.

I love how he explains being influenced by William Castle and "the Tingler", as well as the work of Kroger. I love the idea of books being sexy. And even the thought that Aileen Wuornos deserved thanks from Charlize Theron for the Oscar.

The Michael Jackson joke was alright, and the Whitney Houston drug joke is even more powerful now that she is deceased (I wonder if he still tells it). Best of all was the concept of a trial tour, where people travel the country to go to notorious trials. I had never thought of that...


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