Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

"This Filthy World"

Sometimes I feel that I am the only Homer Simpson in a world of Ned Flanders. I'm not a bad person, but so many people seem to be good wholesome squeaky clean Christian folk that I can see a demon reflected back to me. It took watching another documentary to make me realize that there are a lot of folks like me out there, or at least I have my role models. "This Filthy World" is a autobiography of John Waters. It's part "Inside the Actors Studio" and part stand-up comedy routine. I absolutely love this man. It's good to see that there are people out there who like making movies about transvestites that eat dog shit. He totally embraces the culture of weird and fights the good fight against the censors who try to keep us all eating white bread. I especially loved it when he talked about "Hairspray" and how he wanted to give a voice to all of the short fat girls out there who are rejected by the beautiful people in high schools everywhere.

I've seen several of his films and while they're not necessarily cinema masterpieces, they're movies from his soul. I would most liken him to Ed Wood who made horrible science fiction films in the 50's, but they were the movies that HE wanted to make, not some dreck from Hollywood executives. I guess that's why I've always also liked folks like Frank Zappa who made his own music and fought with record executives, and even Congress, to smash the walls of censorship.

So if you want a good laugh, try to find this movie and give it a watch. He's not a polished stand-up comedian, but he's a darn good speaker who is really funny at times. I will also say that even if he's very open-minded and freaky, he draws the line at the adult baby thing even though one of the more memorable characters in "Pink Flamingos" spends all day in a crib talking baby talk about eating eggs. "Egg Man! Egg Man!"
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