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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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Well worth it
21 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan you will know the stand up routine and most of what he is talking about and enjoy it. What makes this most worth the watch is Q & A session in the extras. This is truly great. It show's you how well he interacts with his audience and also how quick witted and insightful he really is. This is the type of footage you would only get if you went to see him live. Even if you are not a fan, this section is interesting from a social perspective. You also get to understand why he made the films the way he did in the fashion which is now considered so cult-like. You find out what films he likes most and what it was like to work within an industry when shock value in cinema was new.


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