A Dirty Shame Synopsis
A woman becomes a desperate sex addict after suffering a head injury.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A Dirty Shame is certainly dirty, and maybe it's even a shame. But this is the John Waters we've come to know and cherish, and that alone...
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Shame is a welcome reminder that sex is sometimes too ridiculous to take so seriously.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A big, lascivious punch line about America's peculiar, embarrassed, hypocritical relationship with sex.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A Dirty Shame is Waters unleashed, and wicked, kinky fun for anyone except the twits who rated it NC-17.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Fabulously perverted comedy.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
John Waters has returned to trashy form with what is unquestionably his most outrageous film since those heady "Pink Flamingos" days.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Raunchily entertaining farce.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
All trash, all all the time, a run-on burlesque of lust.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A Dirty Shame isn't dirty fun. It's the perv "Footloose."
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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Squanders its comic capital on redundant bits about her perplexed family and secret society of fellow sex addicts.
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Rated NC-17 | For pervasive sexual content