There are walk-on parts for the likes of Kathleen Turner ("Sure, Kathleen liked a cocktail") and Justin Bieber (who drew a Waters moustache on to his own hairless upper lip), and freewheeling musings on music and food. Waters here is a raconteur on top form.
The essays are wildly discursive and funny.
Even if you've never seen a single frame of the sublimely trashy oeuvre of director John Waters, Mr-Know-it-All is this year's standout film autobiography.
This is the work of a deliciously entertaining, irreverent genius