John Waters: This Filthy World
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"This filthy world
its a beautiful place, isnt it?"
-- John Waters
Dubbed "the Pope of Trash" and branded "O for Offensive" by the Catholic Church, filmmaker John Waters made his bad reputation by turning bad taste into high art.
In THIS FILTHY WORLD, the writer-director of such cult classics as MULTIPLE MANIACS, PINK FLAMINGOS, POLYESTHER and HAIRSPRAY addresses a live theater audience in a hilarious and completely uncensored one-man-show.
Part confession, part Vaudeville act, THIS FILTHY WORLD takes on such taboo topics as pedophilia, gay marriage and drug use while Waters waxes rhapsodic on the joys of saying inappropriate things to children.
Directed by Jeff Garlin (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), THIS FILTHY WORLD also features the exclusive ON THE ROAD featurette produced by David Gregory. Watch as John Waters sits down in his home and discusses his life and career.
Bonus Features Include:
John Waters Q and A
John Waters: On The Road
A surefire laugh riot --Variety
Top Customer Reviews
The performance is never foul and always engaging, full of humorous vignettes. Waters tells us about his father's reaction to one of his early films: "It was pretty funny. But I hope to never see it again." He explains that even Divine had limits: "The first time he met Richard Simmons, he felt homophobic." Waters himself also has limits. "A drug that makes you love everyone?" Waters says of Ecstasy. "Sounds like hell to me." This DVD is sure to delight long-time fans as well as inspire some new ones to explore the extensive John Waters film catalog.
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.
I've had the privilage of seeing John Waters live in his theater tours a few years ago. He is just as funny and entertaining then as he is now. He has the whole audience in stitches, telling his tales of how weird people really are. He tells the tales of his film inspirations, meeting his friends that would star in his indie to his mainstream movies, and encountering the myriad of oddities that have inspired him to create all that he has created.
A word of criticism? In the question and answer period, the audience doesn't ask the funniest possible questions. Then again, there was no control over that factor. Waters is not filthy, he produces witty and clever commentary on celebrities, trends and all the things in between. I was remembering the funniest thing I think I have ever heard him say, when the last question of the night was when someone shouted "Who's the filthiest person alive?!". Without pausing for a moment, he said "Michael Jackson! Thank you, good night!" and left the house roaring.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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.Published 11 months ago by lpvl
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. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Erick Rasmussen
I saw him in person in Seattle and this DVD shows him as he lectures across America. I am a big fan of John Waters.Published 17 months ago by Mary J. Rouzer
Except for "Serial Mom", I'm not a John Water's fan. I do not think "Pink Flamingos" was the landmark film that everyone believes it to be. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J.N.
This is awesome! A must have for any die-hard Waters fan. Get it you won't regret it. Doesn't disappoint, you'll laugh so hard you'll cryPublished on April 17, 2013 by Teleute37
This was purchased as a Christm gift. It arrived very quickly and the recipient was very surprised and delighted with it.Published on January 2, 2013 by Rachelle Tree Bombe
A gift for my daughter...she loved it. At least I think she loved it...she hasn't said otherwise. I take that as a good sign.Published on December 8, 2012 by JMK