A Dirty Shame

A Dirty Shame
A Dirty Shame
  • R
  • 1h 25m
  • 2004
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From the outrageous John Waters ("Serial Mom," "Hairspray"), comes another signature exercise in bad taste. Sylvia Stickles, the owner of a convenience store in a working-class Baltimore neighborhood, suffers a concussion. The injury causes a drastic change in her sexual drive, turning her into a sex addict with crazy, wild and urgent desires and compulsions, much to the joy and then frustration of her husband, who has trouble keeping up with her. As Sylvia’s insatiable libido reaches fever pitch, her new oversexed personality threatens to tear apart the remnants of what wasn’t an entirety perfect family to begin with. And that’s A Dirty Shame. Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Tracey Ullman (TVs "The Tracey Ullman Show," TVs "Ally McBeal"), Johnny Knoxville ("The Dukes of Hazzard," "Men in Black II"), Selma Blair ("Legally Blonde," "Hellboy"), Chris Isaak ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me") and Mink Stole ("Lost Highway," "But I’m a Cheerleader").

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Steve Murray

Makes sex seem the least exciting thing in the world. And that's a dirty shame, indeed.

January 29, 2019
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

... you can have an open mind and hate this movie because I good well hated this movie.

January 29, 2019
Washington Post
Stephen Hunter

[Waters] hasn't let slick technique take over as has Hollywood, and he retains his radical sensibi...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:September 17, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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