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America's leading titan of bad taste, John Waters, returns to X-rated territory (well, actually NC-17-rated territory, but you get the idea) for this wildly over-the-top comedy. Sylvia Stickles (Tracey Ullman) is a wife and mother living in Baltimore who, along with her husband Vaughn (Chris Isaak) and mother Big Ethel (Suzanne Shepherd), operates a local convenience store. One day, Sylvia receives a sharp blow to the head, which leaves her with a concussion. However, the concussion comes with an unexpected side effect -- Sylvia has suddenly become a sex addict, and is soon attended to by the perverse and lascivious sexual evangelist Ray-Ray (Johnny Knoxville). When it becomes evident that Vaughn can't keep up with her sensual appetites, Sylvia throws herself into the strange netherworld of Baltimore's community of erotic overachievers, which includes her daughter Caprice (Selma Blair), who is living a double life as über-buxom exotic entertainer Ursula Udders. A Dirty Shame also features supporting performances from Waters regulars Patricia Hearst, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce, Channing Wilroy, and Jean Hill. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 2004

Cast

Tracey Ullman
as Sylvia Stickles
Johnny Knoxville
as Ray-Ray Perkins
Selma Blair
as Caprice Stickles/Ursula Udders
Chris Isaak
as Vaughn Stickles
Suzanne Shepherd
as Big Ethel
Mink Stole
as Marge the Neuter
Patricia Hearst
as Paige
Jackie Hoffman
as Dora
Wes Johnson
as Fat F**k Frank
Susan Allenbach
as Betty Doggett
Paul DeBoy
as Wendell Doggett
Jewel Orem
as Loose Linda
James Ransone
as Dingy Dave
Alan J. Wendl
as Officer Alvin
Jonas Grey
as Warren the Mailman
David Hasselhoff
as Himself
Jeffrey Auerbach
as Baby Bear
Lance Baldwin
as Larry
Kosha Engler
as Lu Ann
Michael Gabel
as Mr. Pay Day
Dave Moretti
as Papa Bear
Scott Morgan
as Neuter Yuppie Man
Richard Pelzman
as Paw Paw
Mary Vivian Pearce
as Unjudgemental Ex-Sex Addict
Kevin Reese
as Ronnie the Rimmer
Susan Rome
as Messy Melinda
Michael Willis
as Tony the Tickler
Ricki Lake
as Herself
Liam Hughes
as Coffee Sex Addict
Lucy Newman-Williams
as Neuter Yuppie Woman
Channing Wilroy
as Male Motorist
Rosemary Knower
as Female Motorist
Shirleyann Kaladjian
as Gay Woman #1
Hari Leigh
as Gay Woman #2
Richard DeAngelis
as Neuter Man With Sub-Titles
Gwendolyn Briley-Strand
as Anti 'Oral Sex' Neuter
Kate Kiley
as Anti 'Bear' Neuter
Grace Nalls
as Vaughn's Mother
Ty Ford
as Taxi Driver
Randall Boffman
as Neuter Businessman
Patsy Grady Abrams
as Neuter Old Maid
Douglas Roberts
as Driving Neuter Husband
Joyce Flick Wendl
as Driving Neuter Wife
Jean Schertler
as Neuter Grandmother on Bus
Brilane Bowman
as Cow Patty
David de Boy
as Dr. Arlington
John Shields
as Chesapeake Cooking Man
Fred Strother
as "Strange" Sex Addict
Jean Hill
as Woman on Fire Escape
Richard Salamanca
as Fat Boy A
Britt Prentice
as Fat Boy B
Nathan Fulord
as Tire Lick Boy
Lynn McCune
as Neuter Mom #4
Steve Mack
as Injured Neuter Man #1
Don J. Hewitt
as Injured Neuter Man #2
Jeanette Chivvas
as Fan on Airplane
Rosemary Knower
as Female Motorist
Ricki Lake
as Herself
Kosha Engler
as Lu Ann
Don J. Hewitt
as Injured Neuter Man #2
Lynn McCune
as Neuter Mom #4
Hari Leigh
as Gay Woman #2
Joyce Flick Wendl
as Driving Neuter Wife
Richard Pelzman
as Paw Paw
Kevin Reese
as Ronnie the Rimmer
Scott Morgan
as Neuter Yuppie Man
Randall Boffman
as Neuter Businessman
Gwendolyn Briley-Strand
as Anti 'Oral Sex' Neuter
Shirleyann Kaladjian
as Gay Woman #1
Dave Moretti
as Papa Bear
Britt Prentice
as Fat Boy B
David de Boy
as Dr. Arlington
Jean Hill
as Woman on Fire Escape
Nathan Fulord
as Tire Lick Boy
Steve Mack
as Injured Neuter Man #1
John Shields
as Chesapeake Cooking Man
Brilane Bowman
as Cow Patty
Ty Ford
as Taxi Driver
Jeffrey Auerbach
as Baby Bear
Kate Kiley
as Anti 'Bear' Neuter
Mary Vivian Pearce
as Unjudgemental Ex-Sex Addict
Richard Salamanca
as Fat Boy A
Patsy Grady Abrams
as Neuter Old Maid
Channing Wilroy
as Male Motorist
Douglas Roberts
as Driving Neuter Husband
Lucy Newman-Williams
as Neuter Yuppie Woman
Michael Willis
as Tony the Tickler
Michael Gabel
as Mr. Pay Day
Liam Hughes
as Coffee Sex Addict
Fred Strother
as "Strange" Sex Addict
Susan Rome
as Messy Melinda
Richard DeAngelis
as Neuter Man With Sub-Titles
Jean Schertler
as Neuter Grandmother on Bus
Grace Nalls
as Vaughn's Mother
Lance Baldwin
as Larry

Crew

John Waters
Director
Christine Vachon
Producer
Ted Hope
Producer
John Waters
Screenwriter
Steve Gainer
Cinematographer
George S. Clinton
Composer (Music Score)
Tracy McKnight
Musical Direction/Supervision
Vincent Peranio
Production Designer
Halina Gebarowicz
Art Director
Ann Ruark
Co-producer
Pat Moran
Associate Producer
Mark Ordesky
Executive Producer
John Wells
Executive Producer
Mark Kaufman
Executive Producer
Van Smith
Costume Designer
Susan Kessel
Set Decorator
Shelly Ziegler
First Assistant Director
David Insley
Camera Operator
Tom Schnaidt
Camera Operator
Roy Farfel
Stunts
Norman Douglass
Stunts
Jay M. Boryea
Stunts
Linda Snyder
Choreography
Kerry Barden
Casting
Pat Moran
Casting
Rick Angelella
Sound Mixer
Dawson Nolley
Production Assistant
Wayne Arnold
Second Assistant Camera
Drew Jiritano
Special Effects Coordinator
Chuck Khoury
Special Effects Technician
Beth Grunder
Swing Gang
Tom Villano
Music Editor
Alex Soto
Assistant Sound Editor
Rolande Glicenstein
Key Costumer
Susan Allenbach
Personal Assistant
Peter Bucossi
Stunts Coordinator
Charles Pugliese
Personal Assistant
Ann Ruark
Unit Production Manager
Magdaline Volaitis
Sound Effects Editor
Andrea Roa
Set Production Assistant
Rick Strodel
Grip
Paul A. Levin
Post Production Supervisor
Mike Stanwick
Color Timing
Thomas Bartke
Music Editor
Dean Citroni
Dolly Grip
Shareen Saleh
First Assistant Camera
Gwen Bialic
Production Supervisor
Cindy Heidel
Assistant Location Manager
Keith Matz
Character Animation
Ted Ayd
Best Boy Electric
Rehya Young
Assistant Location Manager
John Strawbridge
Casting Associate
Alex Applefeld
Video Assist
Rick Chefalas
Assistant Sound Editor
Krissopher Chevannes
ADR Recordist
David Lucarelli
ADR Recordist
Hank Atterbury
Special Effects Technician
George S. Clinton
Conductor
George S. Clinton
Music Producer
David Insley
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Michael Almog
Co-Executive Producer
Alysia Oakley
Personal Assistant
Silvija Moess
Greensman
Reilly Steele
Re-Recording Mixer
Erik Gorcynski
Production Secretary
Michele Ferrone
Visual Effects Producer
Douglas Jones
Set Production Assistant
Lianne Williamson
Swing Gang
Carol Everson
Boom Operator
Jimmy Intveld
Musical Performer
Roy Farfel
Stunts Coordinator
Bobby Johanson
ADR Mixer
Brook Yeaton
Properties Master
Devra Kitterman
Greensman
Shamos Fisher
Extra Casting
Clark Hospelhorn
Leadman
Laura Civiello
Dialogue Editor
Charlie Newberry
Camera Loader
Jonny Solomon
Personal Assistant
Tracey Frey
Personal Assistant
Josh Slates
Personal Assistant
Randall Balsmeyer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Greg Leisz
Musical Performer
Boots Shelton
First Assistant Camera
Tony Gardner
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Bernie Dressel
Musical Performer
Dave Noble
Best Boy Grip
Blake Leyh
Supervising Sound Editor
Eric Papa
Personal Assistant
Michael Dudek
Production Assistant
Heather Walker
Personal Assistant
Kathy Kelehan
Visual Effects Producer
Kenton Jakub
ADR Editor
Andrew Weisblum
Associate Editor
Melissa DeMino
Production Assistant
Caleb Stine
Storyboard Artist
Bob Jason
Co-Executive Producer
Mark Dornfeld
Visual Effects Supervisor
Sonya Dawson
Personal Assistant
Patrick Eagan
Set Dresser
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