This Filthy World (2006)

  • Documentary, Biography, Comedy
  • 1h 26m
“All young people need somebody bad to look up to, and I hope I can be that for you”

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 Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Hairspray addresses a live theatre audience in a hilarious and completely uncensored one-man-show. Part confession, part Vaudeville act, This Filthy World takes on taboo topics like paedophilia and drug use while Waters waxes rhapsodic on the joys of saying inappropriate things to children. Directed by Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm fame, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call to arms to “filth followers” everywhere.

“Hamming it up with a mix of pop culture commentary, cinema studies, and on-set dish, Waters kills in This Filthy World.” — Village Voice


Jeff Garlin