CastJohn Waters Release dateNovember 24, 2006 Music directorJared Gutstadt, Lukas Kaiser Similar moviesThe Loft, Sex Tape, Aladdin, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me, Dave Chappelle: HBO Comedy Half-Hour, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
This Filthy World is a one-man show/documentary film by John Waters concerning his origins in the trash genre and his successful career navigating Hollywood. It was filmed at the Harry DeJour Playhouse in New York City in 2006.
The film version is Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters. Waters talks for an hour and a half about different subjects that made him into who he is today while standing on a stage decorated with a pile of trash, some roses, and a confessional. Waters starts off by talking about his earliest negative influences. He then begins talking about directors of the macabre that inspired him on what to do with his films. He then talks about filmmaking experiences on each and every one of his films and tells stories about some of the Dreamlanders. He discusses sexual fetishes, court trials he has visited, how to make books cool again, and more. The last topic he speaks of is his hometown of Baltimore and all the things he has experienced there.
John Waters as himself
This Filthy World received positive reviews, currently holding an 86% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, the film has a 68/100 rating, indicating "generally favorable reviews".