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John Waters
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Date of Birth: Apr 22, 1946

Country: USA

Biography: Representing Baltimore, MD in the most bizarre way possible, John Waters has been making wildly unique movies since the 60s. He's recently branched out, releasing of songs he considers romantic and hosting a TV show about spouses who murder each other.

Total Titles at Criticker: 47 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (29) | Writer (15) | Director (13)
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Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution (2017)
A documentary on Queercore, the cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk and was distinguished by its discontent with society's disapproval of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities. (imdb)
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Hairspray Live! (2016)
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (imdb)
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Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.
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Suburban Gothic (2015)
Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can't find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone's lives. (imdb)
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I Am Divine (2013)
How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon. (imdb)
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Excision (2012)
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. (imdb)
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Beautiful Darling (2011)
A documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar.
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Mangus! (2011)
Mangus Spedgwick has had one dream his whole life... He wants to be Jesus - in his high school's annual production of "Jesus Christ Spectacular", that is. When unforeseen circumstances strike, Mangus loses the role, which was a Spedgewick family tradition. Will he get to be their towns first crippled Jesus? Not without a hard fight, a road trip and breaking the law a few times along the way. (imdb)
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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)
William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. He struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems, and self. William Burroughs was one of the first to cross the dangerous boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s, and write about his experiences. He was hailed the godfather of the beat generation and influenced artists for generations to come... (imdb)
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Blank City (2009)
During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking.
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It Came from Kuchar (2009)
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is the definitive, feature documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. George and Mike Kuchar have inspired two generations of filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists with their zany, "no budget" films and with their uniquely enchanting spirits. (imdb)
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Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008)
A documentary on art-scene commentator Paul Hasegawa-Overacker's relationship with enigmatic photographer Cindy Sherman.
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Hairspray (2007)
Based on the 1988 John Waters cult classic, Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, who has only one passion: dancing. When her dream of becoming a regular personality on "The Corny Collins Show" comes true, she wins many fans and becomes an advocate for integration. (New Line Cinema)
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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or "by, for, and about") gays and lesbians in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" to "Brokeback Mountain." (jhailey@hotmail.com)
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (imdb)
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This Filthy World (2006)
John Waters' one-man show, this "vaudeville" act celebrates the film career and tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." (Cinema Village)
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Conceiving the
Behind the scenes look at the making of 'Seed of Chucky'.
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Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream tells the hidden history of these landmark films, El Topo (1970), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Harder They Come (1973), Pink Flamingos (1972), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Eraserhead (1977).
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That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)
With his trademark Dutchboy haircut, Tom of Finland physique, and oh-so-tight trousers, Peter Berlin was the poster boy for the hedonistic and sexually liberated 1970s. Director Jim Tushinski's fascinating, sexy, and ultimately touching portrait, That Man: Peter Berlin, traces Berlin's story over the past 40 years, from his birth in wartime Germany to his current life in San Francisco, turning the elusive sex icon into a human being. (Gorilla Factory Productions)
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Inside Deep Throat (2005)
It was a $25,000 movie that became a $600 million phenomenon. It caused an administration to declare war on freedom. It turned buying a ticket into an act of revolution. Now, more than 30 years after Deep Throat first burst upon the public consciousness, this documentary examines the chasm between the modest intentions of the movie's makes and the unforeseen legacy they inadvertently created. (Universal)
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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)
Once known as the "California Riviera," the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters. This documentary covers the historical, economic, political, and environmental issues that face the Sea, it more importantly offers up an offbeat portrait of the eccentric and individualistic people who populate its shores. Hair-raising and hilarious, part history lesson, part cautionary tale and part portrait of one of the strangest communities you've ever seen, this is the American Dream gone as stinky as a dead carp. (Tilapia Corp.)
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A Dirty Shame (2004)
Rude, joyous and full of sexual anarchy, this John Waters comedy has a generous heart and a dirty mind. (Fine Line Features)
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Seed of Chucky (2004)
The killer doll is back and his family must slay together in order to stay together. (Rogue Pictures)
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Totally Gay! (2003)
Gives a lot of great examples of the diversity in how people see gay issues in the media. (imdb)
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Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002)
A cannibal caterer kills various young women in preperation for a ritual feast for a long-dormant Egyptian goddess that has him under its control. (imdb)
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Memories of Oz (2001)
Interviews with filmmakers/fans Willard Carroll and John Waters, Stephen Cox, author of The Munchkins of Oz, Munchkin actors and others on the impact and influence of the 1939 MGM film version of The Wizard of Oz. (imdb)
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Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
In Baltimore, guerrilla filmmaker Cecil B. Demented leads a band of cinema revolutionaries who kidnap Honey Whitlock, a bitchy and aging movie star of big-budget froth. Cecil wants her in his movie, a screed against Hollywood they film during blitzkrieg attacks on a multiplex, a Maryland Film Commission press conference, and the set of a "Forrest Gump" sequel. He insists on celibacy; the cast and crew channel sexual energy into the production... (imdb)
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Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000)
The rebellious daughter of upper-crust New Yorkers reflects on her past as an actress in Andy Warhol's infamous Factory.
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Pecker (1998)
A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world.
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Divine Trash (1998)
The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his parents, his brother, Divine's mom, actors and crew, other directors, film critics, a film curator, psychologists, and Maryland's last censor, who shudders at the memory of Waters's pictures. (imdb)
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Serial Mom (1994)
A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defence of her family. (imdb)
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Family Album (1994)
Family Album (1994) - TV Mini-Series
Based on Danielle Steel's novel of a celebrated actress-filmmaker whose family life is marked with love and strife. (imdb)
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Cry-Baby (1990)
"Cry-Baby," starring a young Johnny Depp, shares aspects of its plot with "Grease." Allison is a "square" good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker (imdb)
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Homer and Eddie (1989)
A retarded man gets help from a sociopathic woman when tries to reunite with his dying father, who disowned him years earlier.
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Hairspray (1988)
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show (imdb)
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Something Wild (1986)
A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up. (imdb)
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Polyester (1981)
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet. (imdb)
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Desperate Living (1977)
A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump. (imdb)
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Love Letter to Edie (1975)
A documentary about actress Edith Massey in which she talks about her life and her career in film. (imdb)
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Female Trouble (1974)
A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitchhiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. (imdb)
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Pink Flamingos (1972)
A family of rednecks and a pair of swingers do battle with one another for the rights to the title "The Filthiest People Alive." (imdb)
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Multiple Maniacs (1970)
The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster... (imdb)
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The Diane Linkletter Story (1970)
This improvised film is based on the true-life suicide of TV personality Art Linkletter's daughter, Diane. Mr. and Mrs. Linkletter fret about their daughter's recent behavior, which includes taking drugs and dating a lowlife named Jim. Eventually, the parents confront Diane... with tragic consequences. (imdb)
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Mondo Trasho (1969)
A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of the Virgin Mary, strange chicken-foot grafting operations). (imdb)
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