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Peter Farrelly

NC-17 rating fails to vex Waters

John Waters must be one of the few film directors who can shrug when their work is declared off-limits to a significant portion of the movie-going population. "If anyone can take it, I can," Waters says, not as boast, but fact. Titled A Dirty Shame, the newest movie from Charm City's proudest and most-beloved degenerate is rated NC-17, banning anyone younger than 17 years old from seeing it in theaters. Starring Tracey Ullman and Johnny Knoxville, the film, which has its sold-out American premiere tonight at Baltimore's Senator Theatre, features a band of sex addicts who seek to take over Harford Road. Waters is, after all, the same director who steadfastly has...