John Waters: This Filthy World

7.61 h 26 min200618+
"This filthy world... it's a beautiful place, isn't it?"Branded "O for Offensive" by the Catholic church, John Waters made a name for himself as the director of such shock classics as MULTIPLE MANIACS and PINK FLAMINGOS. In THIS FILTHY WORLD, Waters performs an uncensored one man show before a live audience, leapfrogging from one taboo subject to another: from shoplifting and gay marriage to Michael Jackson's home burn unit and the pleasures of saying inappropriate things to children. Directed by Jeff Garlin (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), this program also features a Question & Answer session hosted by Waters, an interview interview with Waters for the Independent Film Channel and footage from THIS FILTHY WORLD's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Jeff GarlinMichele ArmourEric BesnerLukas KaiserColin A.B.V. LewisTed Sarandos
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Charles "Doc" LoPrestoReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2013
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Definitely one of a kind!
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If anyone desires to know John Waters as a director, complete with a glimpse into his life growing up in Baltimore, this is indeed your best bet. John's desire to surprise vs shock people and have them confront their blind devotion to conventionality is discussed in this one-man show with humor, wit, and blazing intellect. He will have you squirming and laughing at the same time, but you will come away from the experience definitely knowing the true measure of the man. In addition, the extras on the DVD include an at-home interview where you'll meet Bill, his "son," as well as a question and answer period following his performance. A must-have for any John Waters fan!
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Alex HReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2008
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Must for John Waters Fans!
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I enjoyed the JOHN WATERS: THIS FILTHY WORLD dvd. Part story telling--part stand-up comedy, Waters discuses the inspiration behind his movies, his relationship with cast members Divine and Edith Massey(among others), and why he got into film making in the first place.

Funny, intelligent, and off-the-wall John Waters is as colorful as his movies and he'll keep you entertained for the 86 minutes he's on stage.

For special features there's a lengthy Q&A with the audience.
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J. ArenaReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2011
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Brilliant content and delivery!
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If you are easily offended, don't watch John Waters: This Filthy World. If, on the other hand, you revel in delightful offensiveness, do not miss John Waters: This Filthy World. The stories about his parents, neighbors, fellow actors and more kept me hanging on his every word.

The first time I saw a John Waters' film, I turned to my friend and stated, "I don't know who this guy is, but I can tell you he went to Catholic school." Well, as it turns out, I was absolutely correct. His reaction to the Church's comments about him just about made me choke with laughter.

Everything about John Waters is just so genuine that you can't help but like him.
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David BergReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2019
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True Dirt! 😈
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Who doesn't love John Waters?
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Ashley TalbotReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2010
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my new obsession
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hysterical and fascinating!
this made me rent Polyester and Pink Flamingos
(both of which i completely love!)
i'd put This Filthy World up there with Delirious and Dressed to Kill,
because my friends and I will be quoting it for years.
Erick RasmussenReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2015
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John Waters has some brilliant insight into culture
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I never seem to get tired of this DVD. John Waters has some brilliant insight into culture. He has an unusual view of the world and he shares it well here. A must have for John Waters fans.
Eden EllisReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2012
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Always makes me laugh out loud!
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I first saw this when I woke up one night after forgetting to turn off the TV. I was laughing and ended up watching until the end. It's a great insight into his world and many celebrities that are much bigger now.
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lpvlReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2015
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John Waters is the American Dream
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John Waters is a national treasure. His take on being a successful American is a tribute to his creativity and genius. Being different and successful is the American Dream.
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