A Dirty Shame is a 2004film by Baltimore, Maryland filmmaker John Waters starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak and Mink Stole. Rated NC-17, the director consciously chose to push the limits of decency and permitted cinematic content. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd) - Land 25,338 km² - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000) - Population 5,296,486 (19th) - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission into... Photo of John Waters by Robert Birnbaum John Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker. ... Tracey Ullman (born December 30, 1959) is a British comedienne, actress, and singer who is most famous for being the host of a variety television show bearing her name. ... Selma Blair as Cecile Caldwell in Cruel Intentions Selma Blair Beitner (born June 23, 1972) is an American actress. ... Johnny Knoxville (born Phillip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American comic actor, best known as the co-creator and principal star of the MTV series Jackass. ... Christopher Joseph Isaak (born June 26, 1956), better known as Chris Isaak is a U.S. indie rock, pop and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Born Nancy Stoll in Baltimore, MD, in 1947. ...
John Waters got his first NC-17 rating with A DirtyShame, but for one reason or another, it feels as though he doesn't go all the way with it.
A DirtyShame is one of Waters' best concepts ever, but it ends up being another in an ever-increasing string of disappointments from the beloved trash maven.
But for one reason or another, Waters treads water(s) with A DirtyShame, and that is too bad - especially when the NC-17 most likely was due to the fact that a nursing home orderly stands in his birthday suit in front of Tracey Ullman for a few seconds.
The opening half-hour of "A DirtyShame" is comic gold, a literally non-stop barrage of brilliantly savage sight gags and hilariously lewd one-liners.
Although "A DirtyShame" warrants the NC-17 rating it receives, at least in regard to the MPAA's stuffy standards, it is ironic that part of the core audience who would go wild for the movie15-to-17-year-oldshave no chance of seeing it in theaters.
"A DirtyShame" is what it is, and, regardless of whether it could be deemed "good" or "bad" (a case could be made that it is both at the same time), it is consistently, stomach-churningly watchable.
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