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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"One of these nights you're not on duty, you drop in out there.
My girls would love to show you a little appreciation.
~(Miss Mona)~

"Shoot, Miss Mona.  You know I'm a married man."
~(Deputy Fred)~

"You mean to tell me the cows aren't going to appreciate some time off
the bull going over to another pasture?"
~(Miss Mona)~

"I don't give a damn IF folks want their ass tickled with a feather.
I kinda like to think that's what Heaven's all about!"
~(Mr. Newspaper Editor)~

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 1982 American musical comedy film directed by Colin Higgins (in his final film as director). It is an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name and stars Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. The film also features Noah Beery, Jr., Jim Nabors, Charles Durning, Dom DeLuise, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt, Barry Corbin, Mary Jo Catlett, and Mary Louise Wilson.

Durning was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Texas governor. Golden Globe nominations went to the film for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Parton for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). It was the highest-grossing live-action musical film of the 1980s

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas was Dolly Parton's second film appearance (her first being 9 to 5, 1980). The film launched her yet again as a major movie icon; however, after the release of Rhinestone, in 1984, Parton's film career faltered.
The book of the play was restructured to make it a vehicle for Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.
The film version presented some difficulties for Universal, particularly with advertising for the film. In 1982, the word "whorehouse" was considered obscene in parts of the United States, resulting in the film being renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads, while television ads were either banned outright in some areas, or the offending word was censored. During interviews, Parton sometimes referred to the film as The Best Little Chicken House in Texas.
The film is sometimes accused of bowing to then-current racial attitudes by showing the sole black football player dancing with Ruby Rae, the sole black prostitute, although the latter also appears in a later scene in a tryst with a different, white, football player.



Was impressed with Charles Durning's dancing.

Too bad can't do a season
Dancing With the Stars.

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