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This Filthy World (2006)

Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

Director:

Jeff Garlin

Writer:

John Waters

Star:

John Waters

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John Waters ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Netflix [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Waters: same swinstwa See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,857
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Cinemavault, Filthy World See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This Filthy World originated as John Waters' one man show that has toured all around the world. It was then filmed live to create this production. Mr. Waters still tours with this show and speaks at various engagements in which he includes many of the anecdotes that he shares both on stage and in the filmed version. See more »

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References The Corpse Grinders (1971) See more »

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Worth a watch
16 August 2007 | by ApalerwussSee all my reviews

Well, what can be said about what is just a stand-up gig...I'm not sure this is particularly suited to the big screen, but that's not to say it wasn't enjoyable to watch.

I have to be honest and say I didn't know much about John Waters at all before this, and had only vaguely heard of Hairspray. I'd seen Killer mom as a kid and remember it to be a good movie. So, on to 'This Filthy World'. It started slowly and I thought it was going to be pretty bad, my initial thoughts were he may be a good filmmaker, but he ain't no stand-up. But as it wore on, he warmed on me and found him to be a very interesting guy and I did laugh a few times. He discusses most of his films, how he made them and provides anecdotes surrounding them. John Waters was there himself after the film for a Q&A, and it was the biggest waste of an opportunity I've ever seen. The compere/interviewer asked questions like "so what do you think of the internet" and the audience asked equally as mundane questions. The best question was "what's been your favourite Christmas present ever"...so you can imagine what the rest were like.

Overall, I'd recommend this but wait until it's out on DVD.


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