John Waters has a new movie out, something autobiographical:
Director John Waters, self-confessed king of all things tasteless and tacky, celebrates a life spent shocking audiences and mocking the movie world in a film version of his stand-up act.
In "This Filthy World", Waters delivers a rapid-fire monologue about life in film, from his first home-made picture "Hag in a Black Leather Jacket", reportedly costing $30, to international fame for cross-dressing classic "Hairspray".
The "Pope of Trash" was in Berlin this week to present the film, and the laughter and applause at a packed screening late on Monday showed his cult following spreads well beyond the shores of his native America.
I'll admit I never really "got it". Just what was the attraction of the films anyway?