• This Filthy World (2006)

This Filthy World

Release Date: November 24th, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

John Waters is known as the "Prince of Puke," a moniker he embraces in both his life and his art. As he muses on his early childhood in Baltimore, Waters identifies his earliest influences, including tacky drive-in movies and local burlesque performers. He recalls his rocky introduction to film, how his longtime friend Divine, a genderbending drag performer known for his outlandish stunts, inspired some of his most famous work and what he really thinks about "this filthy world."

Director: Jeff Garlin

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Hilarious, Quest, Passionate, Creative, 2000s, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Tossing off one-liners about drugs and porn to a New York audience, even Waters sounds a little bored. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Some long patches in this show are surprisingly boring and unfunny. Maybe part of the problem is that the rest of the world has caught up with Waters -- nowadays everyone's a provocateur. In-your-face gay-themed material is no longer such a novelty; there are simply fewer boundaries left to transgress. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Even if he's never able to mount a full-scale return to the happy depravity of his youth, Waters is one of bad behavior's most likable champions. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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