"I’m so sorry I spoke so harshly about your vagina this morning."
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"I’m so sorry I spoke so harshly about your vagina this morning."

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Sylvia, you have what is known as a runaway vagina."
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Sylvia, you have what is known as a runaway vagina."

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

(NSFW) A Dirty Shame: “For Your Consideration”

[NSFW: boobies] “For your consideration” (animated gif)

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

                                                                                “This woman’s crazy!”
"Nothing the matter with beatin’ the beaver once in a while."

I cannot find this character or actor’s name. She’d be a good one for my “hey, it’s that guy” label.
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

                                                                                “This woman’s crazy!”

"Nothing the matter with beatin’ the beaver once in a while."

I cannot find this character or actor’s name. She’d be a good one for my “hey, it’s that guy” label.

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"And I will never be nude again!" — Poor Fat-Fuck Frank!
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"And I will never be nude again!" — Poor Fat-Fuck Frank!

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"It was a long, hard road to THIS vagina!" — I bet!
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"It was a long, hard road to THIS vagina!" — I bet!

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Okay, who wants to fuck me?" "I do!" — his parents don’t seem too keen on the idea, though!
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Okay, who wants to fuck me?" "I do!" — his parents don’t seem too keen on the idea, though!

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Sex is disgusting!" — only if you’re doing it right!
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Sex is disgusting!" — only if you’re doing it right!

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

My, how Baby has grown!
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

My, how Baby has grown!

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Get off me, I’m straight!" "So’s spaghetti ‘til you get it heated up!"
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Get off me, I’m straight!" "So’s spaghetti ‘til you get it heated up!"

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Somebody somewhere FINISH ME OFF!" — Lady, I know how you feel.
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

"Somebody somewhere FINISH ME OFF!" — Lady, I know how you feel.

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

A Dirty Shame: “boi-oi-ing!”

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.


Everybody gets into SEX!
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

Everybody gets into SEX!

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

C-L-I-M-A-X
A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John WatersStarring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

C-L-I-M-A-X

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

A Dirty Shame (2004) — Review

A Dirty Shame (2004) written and directed by John Waters
Starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, and Mink Stole.

I fell in love with this movie from the first few frames. John Waters always has a view of the weirdness of ordinary people. In that, he’s kind of on par with David Lynch. This film takes on Waters’s beloved Baltimore, and stars Johnny Knoxville as a sexual messianic figure building a benevolent cult of perverts (I use the term lovingly). Each of his 12 followers specializes in one particular fetish, from adult baby to splosh. Tracy Ullman plays the super-uptight 12th apostle, who, after a head injury, becomes a hyper-sexualized “cunnilingus bottom.”

The movie seems at first blush to be ragging on the normals, but Waters clearly loves them just as much as the weirdos, and portrays them with a fondness I find quite endearing. Everybody has some degree of eccentricity, and the normals in this film are not immune.

Toward the end, it becomes a sort of zombie flick, except we’re on the zombies’ side, and instead of zombies, they’re perverts. And their sexiness is contagious.

This is Scix in the back row, bopping heads with David Hasselhoff.

Next: David Lynch’s Inland Empire