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John Waters
Born April 22, 1946 (age 73)
John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films.
Cry-Baby
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 25min
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.
Serial Mom
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 1h 35min
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A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.
A Dirty Shame
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.
Cecil B. DeMented
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1h 27min
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An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Pecker
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 27min
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A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.
Hairspray
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 32min
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A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Pink Flamingos
[1972]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 1h 33min
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Polyester
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
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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.
Female Trouble
[1974]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 29min
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.
Desperate Living
[1977]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy | 1h 30min
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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.
Multiple Maniacs
[1970]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 1h 31min
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Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.
Mondo Trasho
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 35min
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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).
The Diane Linkletter Story
[1970]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 10min
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A John Waters film where Divine plays Diane Linkletter, daughter of Art Linkletter and commits suicide.
The Mighty McGurk
[1947]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 25min
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"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young orphaned lad and agrees to help him find a relative, his life takes on a whole new meaning.
Roman Candles
[1966]
 
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Short Movie | 40min
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John Waters' second film, shot on 8mm, and featuring Divine for the first time. Essentially a plotless collage of random incidents involving sex, drugs, religion and 'The Wizard of Oz', it was shown with an equally random soundtrack mixing 'obnoxious radio advertisements, rock'n'roll and press conferences with Lee Harvey Oswald's mother'. It was shown three times in public, but never released comm... see more
Eat Your Makeup
[1968]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 45min
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John Waters' first sixteen-millimetre film, about a deranged nanny who kidnaps young girls and forces them to 'model themselves to death' in front of her boyfriend and their crazed friends. It was never shown commercially.
Beau Sabreur
[1928]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Romance | 1h 10min
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Nevada
[1927]
 
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Movie | Western
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Kiddie Flamingos
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 14min
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Child actors perform a 'kid-friendly' table read version of John Water's notorious 1972 X-rated cult classic film, Pink Flamingos.
Hag in a Black Leather Jacket
[1964]
 
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Short Movie | 17min
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Wedding ceremony of a black man in a garbage can and a white ballerina.
Donkey Baseball
[1935]
 
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Short Movie | Short, Sport | 9min
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Highlights the odd 1930s fad of playing baseball while riding donkeys.
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