Drug addicts, heavy artillery, Satan worshippers, transvestites...Yup, its a new John Waters film. The twisted mind behind such cult classics as Pink Flamingos and Hairspray brings you this tale of multiplex marauders who have a serious beef with blockbusters. Cecil B. Demented (played by the always anxious Stephen Dorff), hatches a plan to kidnap Julia Roberts-size star Honey Whitlock (Melanie Griffith at her snottiest) from a Baltimore premiere and force her to play the lead in the ultimate underground film.
Whitlock, accustomed to double-wide trailers, fur coats and big budgets, resists the guerrilla tactics at first but slowly starts to feel at home in the art house. Nothing is sacred--not even disabled children (or E! jokes!)--if it squeezes out a laugh. Of course, you should expect this from the director who made poo funny when the South Park creators were still in diapers.