CINEMA: WHAT PRIVATE PARTS?

HOWARD STERN, THE MOST UNINHIBITED MOUTH ON RADIO, STARS IN HIS FIRST MOVIE AS...HOWARD STERN

I grow on you like a fungus," Howard Stern claims at the end of Private Parts, the often very funny autobiographical film in which he stars. What's growing on Stern, he has found, is a taste for the grudging though genuine praise that the movie, and the best-selling book before it, has drawn. "I never thought that kind of stuff mattered to me," he says, "but it does."

Will critical success spoil Howard Stern? Suffering praise is a relatively novel sensation for the New York City radio personality whose morning show is now heard in 35 markets around the country and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!