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A Dirty Shame ()


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An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

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Sylvia
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Ray Ray
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Caprice
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Vaughn
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Big Ethel
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Marge The Neuter
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Paige
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Dora
Nick Noble ...
Weird Paperboy (as Nicholas E.I. Noble)
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Neuter Yuppie Woman
Scott Morgan ...
Neuter Yuppie Man
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Fat Fuck Frank
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Mama Bear
David Moretti ...
Papa Bear (as Dave Moretti)
Jeffrey Auerbach ...
Baby Bear
Susan Allenback ...
Betty Doggett (as Susan Allenbach)
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Wendell Doggett
Channing Wilroy ...
Male Motorist
Rosemary Knower ...
Female Motorist
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Loose Linda
Richard Pelzman ...
Paw Paw
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Gay Woman #1
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Gay Woman #2
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Self
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Dingy Dave
Alan J. Wendl ...
Officer Alvin
Jonas Grey ...
Warren the Mailman
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Neuter Man with Sub-Titles
Susan Rome ...
Messy Melinda
Gwendolyn Briley-Strand ...
Anti 'Oral Sex' Neuter
Kate Kiley ...
Anti 'Bear' Neuter
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Vaughn's Mother
Ty Ford ...
Taxi Driver
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Neuter Businessman
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Neuter Old Maid
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Driving Neuter Husband
Joyce Flick Wendl ...
Driving Neuter Wife
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Neuter Grandmother on Bus
Carlos Juan Gonzalez ...
Bus Driver (as Carlos Juan Gonzales)
Brilane Bowman ...
Cow Patty
David DeBoy ...
Dr. Arlington
Kevin Reese ...
Ronnie the Rimmer
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Tony the Tickler
Lance Baldwin ...
Larry
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Lu Ann
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Unjudgemental Ex-Sex Addict
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Mr. Pay Day
John Shields ...
Chesapeake Cooking Man
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Horny Kid (as Gaelan Alexander Connell)
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'Strange' Sex Addict
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Woman on Fire Escape
Richard Salamanca ...
Fat Boy A
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Fat Boy B
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Tire Lick Boy (as Nathan Fulord)
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Neuter Mom #4
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Coffee Sex Addict
Steve Mack ...
Injured Neuter Man #1
Don Hewitt ...
Injured Neuter Man #2
Jeanette Chivvis ...
Fan on Airplane (as Jeanette Chivvas)
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Self - Special Appearance by
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Adams ...
Bus passenger (uncredited)
Michael Ahl ...
Sex Addict (uncredited)
Tim Caggiano ...
Disgusted Driver (uncredited)
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Sexaholic Twin #2 (uncredited)
Gino Colbert ...
Sex Addict (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Clary Davison ...
Sex Addict (uncredited)
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Neuter Female Shopper (uncredited)
Sharif El-Mahdi ...
Precision Driver (uncredited)
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Neuter (uncredited)
Leanna Foglia ...
Sexaholic Twin #1 (uncredited)
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Neuter Dad (uncredited)
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Bus Passneger (uncredited)
Mary Lechter ...
Neuter Mom #1 (uncredited)
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Croquet Mallet Whacker (uncredited)
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Neuter Neighbor w / Flyers (uncredited)
Carolyn Rawleigh ...
Protestor (uncredited)
Donald Rey ...
Young Sex Addict (uncredited)
Leo Rogstad ...
Convience Store Sex Addict (uncredited)
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Convenience Store Sex Addict (uncredited)
Thomas W. Stewart ...
Neuter Husband (uncredited)
Jocelyn Stone ...
Neuter Wife #1 (uncredited)
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Shelf Humping Sex Addict (uncredited)
Michelle Valines ...
Neuter (uncredited)
Jayson Vance ...
Big Biker (uncredited)
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Neuter (uncredited)
Craig Wadlin ...
Sex Addict (uncredited)
Christopher Glenn Wilson ...
Tire Lick Dad (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Waters

Written by

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John Waters ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Almog ... co-executive producer
Merideth Finn ... executive producer
Danny Fisher ... executive producer (as The Fisher Brothers)
Jack Fisher ... executive producer (as The Fisher Brothers)
Joe Fisher ... executive producer (as The Fisher Brothers)
Ted Hope ... producer
Bob Jason ... co-executive producer
Mark Kaufman ... executive producer
Pat Moran ... associate producer
Mark Ordesky ... executive producer
Ann Ruark ... co-producer
Christine Vachon ... producer
John Wells ... executive producer

Music by

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George S. Clinton

Cinematography by

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Steve Gainer ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeffrey Wolf

Editorial Department

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Ann Gray ... post-production coordinator
Mike Stanwick ... color timer
Joe Violante ... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Andrew Weisblum ... associate editor

Casting By

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Pat Moran

Production Design by

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Vincent Peranio

Art Direction by

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Halina Gebarowicz

Set Decoration by

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Susan Kessel

Costume Design by

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Van Smith

Makeup Department

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Gina W. Bateman ... additional makeup artist (as Gina Bateman)
Tony Gardner ... prosthetics designer
Anne Marie Izner-Preston ... hair stylist (as Anne Maire Izner-Preston)
Amanda Johnson ... makeup artist
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion ... key makeup artist
Sandra Linn Koepper ... additional makeup artist (as Sandy Linn Koepper)
Conor McCullagh ... prosthetics makeup consultant
John O'Brien ... additional hair stylist
Howard 'Hep' Preston ... key hair stylist
Sherri Bramlett ... key hair stylist: 2nd Unit (uncredited)
Eleanor Sabaduquia ... key makeup artist: Los Angeles pickups (uncredited)

Production Management

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Gwen Bialic ... production supervisor
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor
Ann Ruark ... unit production manager
Michael R. Williams ... production supervisor: Los Angeles (as Michael Williams)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Bucossi ... second unit director
Gary Romolo Fiorelli ... second assistant director
Xanthus Valan ... second second assistant director (as Xanthus Valas)
Michele 'Shelley' Ziegler ... first assistant director (as Shelley Ziegler)
Chip Signore ... first assistant director: additional photography Los Angeles (uncredited)

Art Department

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Edward Bellafiore ... art department coordinator (as Ed Bellafiore)
Jim Doherty ... greensperson
Scott C. Dunn ... lead foreman (as Scott Dunn)
Patrick T. Eagan ... set dresser (as Patrick Eagan)
Susanna Glattly ... scenic artist
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon ... assistant property master
Beth Grunder ... swing gang
Randy G. Herbert ... construction coordinator (as Randy Herbert)
Clark Hospelhorn ... leadman
Devra Kitterman ... greens
Thomas F. Lombardi ... carpenter (as Thomas Lombardi)
John Millard ... on-set dresser
Silvija L. Moess ... greensperson (as Silvija Moess)
Dawson Nolley ... art department production assistant
Lucinda E. Pealer ... scenic artist (as Lucy Pealer)
Bobby Raber ... scenic artist
David Scheper ... propmaker
Craig Lee Schuman ... scenic artist (as Craig Schuman)
Claire Sharp ... scenic foreman
Caleb Stine ... storyboard artist
John Struss ... carpenter
Norm Thurston Jr. ... swing gang
Keith Weaver ... charge scenic artist
John Weiffenbach ... carpenter
Lianne Williamson ... swing gang
Brook Yeaton ... property master

Sound Department

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Rick Angelella ... sound mixer
Jamie Baker ... foley engineer (as Jamie R. Baker)
David Boulton ... adr mixer: New York
Rick Chefalas ... assistant sound editor
Krissopher Chevannes ... adr recordist: New York
Chuck Choi ... ProTools recordist
Laura Civiello ... dialogue editor
Keith Culbertson ... sound re-recordist
Carol Everson ... boom operator
Dave Flynch ... foley supervisor (as David B. Flynch)
Brian Gallagher ... adr recordist: New York
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer: New York
Richard Klompus ... sound utility (as Rich Klompus)
Blake Leyh ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Jamie Morris ... sound transfer assistant
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer: Los Angeles (as Charlene Richards-Steeves)
Alex Soto ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer
Magdaline Volaitis ... sound effects editor
Jim Gilchrist ... sound playback (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Hank Atterbury ... special effects technician
David Hearn ... flying crew: Flying By Foy
Drew Jiritano ... special effects coordinator
Chuck Khoury ... special effects technician
Michael Korsch ... flying crew: Flying By Foy
William Catania ... flying crew (uncredited)
Jerry Constantine ... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Veda Semarne ... special effects (uncredited)
Andrea Swistak ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Lilo Tauvao ... special effects makeup (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Dustin Adair ... lead character animator: S4 Studios, LLC
Randall Balsmeyer ... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design
Tricia Barrett ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Ryan Beadle ... IO: Custom Film Effects
Bruce Branit ... 3D modeler: S4 Studios, LLC
Steve Caldwell ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
J. John Corbett ... 2D digital artist: Big Film Design
Joseph DiValerio ... 3D digital artist: Big Film Design (as Joe DiValerio)
Mark Dornfeld ... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
John Evans ... 3D production assistant: S4 Studios, LLC
Michele Ferrone ... visual effects producer: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass ... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Laurie Powers Going ... digital supervisor: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
R.J. Harbour ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as RJ Harbour)
Dale Hendrickson ... CG producer: S4 Studios, LLC
Shaina Holmes ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Geoffrey Kater ... CG producer: S4 Studios, LLC
Kathy Kelehan ... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
Mark Kochinski ... CG effects supervisor: S4 Studios, LLC
Craig Kuehne ... composite artist: squirrels, S4 Studios, LLC
Lori C. Miller ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as Lori Miller)
Jim Rider ... Flame artist: Big Film Design
Rowsby ... fur stylist: S4 Studios, LLC
Amit Sethi ... senior 3D digital artist: Big Film Design
David Smithson ... data wrangler: Custom Film Effects
Mary C. Snyder ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as Mary C. Hoffer)
Amani Williams ... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as Armani Williams)
Dennis Dorney ... digital lineup (uncredited)
Mark Sawicki ... model photography (uncredited)

Stunts

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Johnny Becker ... stunt performer (as John Becker)
Jay Boryea ... stunt performer
Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator
Jay Carrado ... stunt performer
Norman Douglass ... stunt performer
Roy Farfel ... stunt coordinator / stunt utility
Chazz Menendez ... stunt performer
Melissa H. Morgan ... stunt performer (as Melissa Morgan)
Nancy Young ... stunts
Alex Daniels ... stunts (uncredited)
Dovile Mark ... precision driver (uncredited)
Peewee Piemonte ... additional photography (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alex Applefeld ... video assist
Wayne Arnold ... second assistant camera
Ted Ayd ... best boy electric
Jonathan Barber ... third electric
Jim Bridges ... still photographer
Joey Bruce ... grip (as Joseph Bruce)
Kevin 'Vinnie' Campbell ... additional electric (as Vinnie Campbell)
Frank Caslin ... additional electric
Dean Citroni ... dolly grip
Jason Foster ... additional second assistant camera
Rodney French ... key grip (as Rodney G. French)
Bill Grey ... additional first assistant camera
John Hamilton ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Henry ... additional electric
Dave Insley ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Aaron Johnson ... additional electric
Brian Johnson ... third electric
John Keating ... third electric
Jay Kemp ... gaffer (as Jay D. Kemp)
Thomas Loizeaux ... additional camera operator (as Tom Loizeaux)
Eric Martin ... third electric
Dave Mikutsky ... additional electric
Charlie Newberry ... film loader
David Noble ... best boy grip (as Dave Noble)
Todd Norton ... additional electric
Alex Pacheco ... third electric
Shereen Saleh ... first assistant camera (as Shareen Saleh)
Tom Schnaidt ... camera operator: "b" camera
Blackford 'Boots' Shelton ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Boots Shelton)
Mike Sime ... video playback: 24-frame (as Michael Sime)
Rick Strodel ... grip
Wes Sullivan ... third electric
Russell A. Wicks ... generator operator (as Russ Wicks)
Mike Yoder ... third electric (as Michael Yoder)
Lora Lynn Bridges ... assistant (uncredited)
Pauline Edwards ... camera loader: re-shoots (uncredited)
Ben Gamble ... gaffer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Trevor Houghton ... best boy electric: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Tim Kossa ... additional electrician (uncredited)
David Leite ... key grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Joe Pacella ... second assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Julian Sternthal ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Wade Tyree ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Franz Wise ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kerry Barden ... casting: New York
Shamos Fisher ... extras casting
Kevin Gassman ... casting intern
John Strawbridge ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda M. Boyland ... on-set costumer (as Linda Boyland)
Catharine Fletcher Incaprera ... wardrobe supervisor (as Catherine 'Fletch' Incaprera)
Rolande Glicenstein ... key costumer (as Rolande Glicenstien)
Michele Forsythe ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Debra Donaldson ... location manager (as Debra Donaldson Dorsy)
Michael Faulkner ... location assistant
Cindy Heidel ... assistant location manager
Rehya Young ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Thomas Bartke ... score editor
Larry Benicewicz ... music consultant
Scott Breadman ... musician: guiro
Chuck Choi ... recordist: Protools
George S. Clinton ... score conductor / score producer
Jim Cox ... musician: piano
Debbi Datz-Pyle ... music contractor
Sonya Dawson ... assistant to music supervisor
Brian Dixon ... assistant score recordist
Bernie Dresel ... musician: drums (as Bernie Dressel)
Mike Flicker ... supervising score music editor
James Intveld ... musician: bass
Suzie Katayama ... music preparation
Steve Kempster ... score mixer / score recordist
Greg Leisz ... musician: guitar
Tracy McKnight ... music supervisor
Alysia Oakley ... assistant to music supervisor
Joel C. Peskin ... musician: sax (as Joel Peskin)
Bryon Rickerson ... score editor
Jon Solomon ... assistant to music supervisor
Tom Villano ... music editor
Patrick Spain ... score assistant engineer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Christine Moore ... script supervisor
Veda Semarne ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Charles E. Bauer ... driver (as Charles Bauer)
James Daniel Hubbard ... driver (as James Hubbard)
Greg Jacobs ... driver
Michael Luckeroth ... driver (as Mike Luckeroth)
Frank R. Matkins ... driver (as Frank Matkins)
Shawn Moran ... picture cars
Robert Phillips ... driver (as Rob Phillips)
Steve Pollack ... driver (as Steve Pollock)
Salvatore A. Raimond ... driver (as Sal Raimond)
Tony Raimondo ... transportation co-captain
Ronald Smith ... transportation captain (as Ronnie Smith)
Gerald Titus ... driver
Douglas A. Walk ... driver (as Doug Walk)
John C. Watkins Sr. ... driver (as John Watkins Sr.)
Foard J. Wilgis ... transportation coordinator (as Foard Wilgis)
Walter Wright ... driver (as Walter 'Pete' Wright)
Bruce Zamzow ... driver
Kenneth Ziegler Jr. ... driver (as Ken Ziegler Jr.)

Additional Crew

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Susan Allenback ... assistant: Mr. Waters (as Susan Allenbach)
Perry Blackmon ... security supervisor
Mike Bowers ... chef: Cinema Catering
Beth Boyd ... production coordinator
Paul Brennan ... production legal: Sloss Law Office LLP (as Paul Brennan Esq.)
Chris Brohawn ... set intern
Fran Carmen ... liaison: City of Baltimore
Melissa Stanley Cohen ... additional set production assistant (as Melissa 'Stanley' Cohen)
Brian Cooper ... assistant production coordinator
Robin Cousart ... production accountant
Gabriel DellaVecchia ... second assistant production accountant (as Gabe Dellavecchia)
Melissa Demino ... office production assistant (as Melissa DeMino)
Michael Dudek ... office production assistant: New York City
John B. Finn ... post-production accounting: JFA, Inc. (as John Finn)
Tracey Frey ... assistant: Mr. Waters
Kim Garman ... first assistant production accountant
Eric Gorcynski ... production secretary
Frank Henenlotter ... stock footage consultant
Thomas C. Hessenauer ... office production assistant (as Thomas 'Toby' Hessenauer)
Alice Heyneman ... production office intern
Jeff Hill ... unit publicist: International House of Publicity
Tom Huston ... assistant chef: Cinema Catering
Douglas M. Jones ... set production assistant (as Douglas Jones)
Mike Koenig ... set intern
Adam Laws ... security
Nita Long-Mawyer ... dog trainer (as Nita Long Mayer)
Taylor Marshall-Green ... post-production accounting: JFA, Inc.
Cyndi Martin ... set production assistant (as Cyndi 'Cutter' Martin)
Chanelle S. Matthews ... additional set production assistant
Melissa Morgan ... additional set production assistant
Elena Moscatt ... craft service (as Elena Moscat)
Kerry Newberry ... accounting clerk (as Kerry Yancheski)
Eric Papa ... assistant: Mr. Hope
Charles Pugliese ... assistant: Ms. Vachon
Andrea Roa ... set production assistant
David Sherman ... set intern
Josh Slates ... assistant: Ms. Ruark
Linda Snyder ... choreographer
William 'B.J.' Spencer ... assistant security supervisor (as William 'BJ' Spencer)
Daniel Steinman ... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Alex Stickroth ... assistant
Melody Wagener ... set intern (as Melody Wagenfer)
Steve Waldron ... set intern
Heather Walker ... additional set production assistant
Scott Wallace ... medic
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. ... key set production assistant (as Bobby Wilhelm Jr.)
Lori Berhon ... adr voices (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. ... inventory services (uncredited)
Rick Kain ... stand-in: Chris Isaak (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Kevin H. Law ... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Andy Signore ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Shane Tunney ... intern: Locations Department (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez ... credits administrator (uncredited)
Zach Wolf ... adr loop group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kathi Ash ... special thanks: Maryland Film Office
Gino Colbert ... special thanks: Leisure Time Entertainment
Robert F. Colesberry ... special thanks (as Bob Colesberry)
Jon Faehn ... special thanks
Jack Gerbes ... special thanks: Maryland Film Office
Frank Hughes ... special thanks
Vinnie Laberto ... special thanks
Michael Mayer ... special thanks
Nina K. Noble ... special thanks (as Nina Noble)
Raj Patel ... special thanks
Sunny Patel ... special thanks (as Sunny)
Milton Shaw ... special thanks
Jean Sobus ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Middle-aged, sexually repressed Sylvia Stickles is the subject of this John Water's film, set in North Baltimore. She refuses to have sex with her husband, Vaughn Stickles, and keeps her overly-endowed daughter, Caprice, locked in her room, while she serves home detention for moral depravity charges. Sylvia, together with her mother Big Ethel, lead a group calling themselves "neuters" that promotes decency on Harford Road. When Sylvia is accidentally hit on the head by a lawnmower hanging out of a passing pick-up truck, however, her sexual behavior is changed completely from prude to prostitute. She meets the sex addicted sexual healer Ray Ray Perkins, becoming his twelfth apostle of sex in a journey of pleasure and orgasm. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Threatening the very limits of common decency. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Los sexoadictos (Spain)
  • Clube dos Pervertidos (Brazil)
  • Oi xediantropoi (Greece)
  • Брудний сором (Ukraine)
  • ア・ダーティ・シェイム (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 89 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $29,384, 19 Sep 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia Suzanne Shepherd first read the script while on a train to Baltimore. After discovering the film's content, she became quite upset and did not want to do the film. It was only after meeting John Waters that she agreed to play Big Ethel. See more »
Goofs Before running out of gas, the car is turned off and in park but is still driving. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Go Down, Death! (1945). See more »
Soundtracks Sylvia See more »
Quotes Paige: Admit to God... you are a whore.
Sylvia Stickles: I'm a whore.
Paige: Good. Now, make a list of all the people you've fucked and apologize to their parents.
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