John Waters - This Filthy World
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Cult film director's one-man show that celebrates the film career and dubious tastes of the man William Burroughs once called 'The Pope of Trash.' Focusing on Waters' early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, weird fashion, and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this devious monologue elevates and celebrates all that is transgressive and trashy in life.
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19 November 2007
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This filthy world is john waters' one-man show, a 'vaudeville' act that celebrates the film career and tastes of the man william burroughs once called, 'the pope of trash'. Focussing on waters' early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call-to-arms to 'filth followers' everywhere.
Filmed over two nights at the 'harry de jur playhouse' in new york city, this filthy world offers a devilishly funny insight on everything from the writer and director's own childhood, to his obsession with michael jackson's burns unit, capital punishment, artistic censorship, and why he always admired the wicked witch of the west more than dorothy.
This filthy world gives us a glimpse of what the creator of 'hairspray' gets up to when he isn't directing kathleen turner as a suburban 'mom' with a penchant for killing those who insist on wearing white after labour day, as in 1994's 'serial mom', or filming melanie griffith being kidnapped by underground film terrorists, as in 'cecil b. Demented', or persuading divine to eat real doggie poo in the controversially brilliant 'pink flamingos'.
Directed by jeff garlin (curb your enthusiasm), this filthy world is a filmed concert performance of waters' wonderfully entertaining monologue of the same name, one that he has been perfecting and expanding on over the course of 35 years, to the delights of audiences everywhere.
- Q & A with John Waters
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