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Waters' Dirty Shame to open upcoming Guadalajara Fest

The XX Guadalajara International Film Festival will begin on March 11 of 2005, with the screening of the new film Dirty Shame, directed by John Waters. Like wise, with the presence of the American filmmaker the festival will exhibit 4 films on behalf of his great work: Pink Flamingos (1972), Hairspray (1988), Pecker (1998) and Dirty Shame (2004).

With the film Dirty Shame, Waters continues been faithful to himself and after four years of absence on the big screen, he presents a delirious story of an employee who suffers a brain concussion becoming a sex addict. The cast is formed by Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair and Johnny Knoxville.

John Waters was born on Baltimore, Maryland on April 22nd of 1946. Since he was young he started to make underground movies on 8mm format. In 1967 he made his first film in 16 mm, Eat your make up was the story of a reckless house keeper and her lover whom together kidnap models and makes them to pose till death.

Mondo Trasho was his first feature film, finished in 1969 even though the production was stopped when the director and two of his actors were arrested and accused for exhibitionist. In 1970 he finished what he called his first atrocity in celuloide: Multiple Maniacs is the story of Lady Divine and her lover, Mr. David, owners of a show in the fair. This shows attracts innocent suburban girls to watch the ride of the perversions.

In 1972 he created what will become, the most famous film of the American independent film of the 1970´s, Pink Flamingos. Centered on the battle to win the title of the most disgusting people in the world. Pink Flamingos will confront Divine as Babs Johnson against Mink Stole and David Lochay as the real bad ones. Connie an Raymond Marble, had the urge to become John Waters into a cult celebrity. Pink Flamingos becomes a hit in the midnight sessions in the U.S.A as well as the rest of the world.

After Pink Flamingos, they follow other hits like Female Trouble (1974), Desperate Living (1977) and Polyester (1981). In 1988 Waters created Hairspray and extravagant comedy, with high budget, about young stars, their mothers and the search of their wisdom in the year of 1962. This films was a total hit, with Ricki Lake, Deborah Harry, Jerry Stiller, Pia Zadora, Ric Ocasek, and the demise Sonny Bono. The success of Hairspray gave Waters the support by Hollywood in his next film: Cry baby (1990.) In 1994 the film Serial Mom debuted, the comedy starring by Kathleen Tuner and Sam Waterson whom was the attraction of the night at the closing of the Cannes Festival in that same year.

Pecker a film about strip tease dancers, harassing to pubic hair, and the amateur photography, debuted in 1998. Starring by Edward Furlong and Christina Ricci. The Japan times called it the Disney film for perverts.

In Cecil B. Demented, premier in 2000, the director Cecil B. Demented directs a revolutionary band of a film who kidnaps Honey Whitlock, a cinematographic star in decadence with bad mood . Cecil wants her in his new independent film and insists in the celibacy so the team directs all their energy to the shooting of the film.


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