“Hollywood to Dollywood” (USA)
Director, John Lavin
Feature Documentary 1:19:01
Saturday June 30 – 7:00 PM
The Projection Booth (Google Maps)
1035 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON, Canada
Admission $12 each or 2 Tix for $20
On the fumes of a dream, gay twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have written a script with a plum roll for one of their idols, Dolly Parton. Hollywood to Dollywood is a documentary of chasing dreams down the road of life. Wonderful scenes with southern born, Hollywood working actors: the wonderful chameleon-like Beth Grant (No Country For Old Men, Jericho, Donnie Darko, The X-Files), the fabulously funny and vocal Leslie Jordan (The Help, Will & Grace, Boston Legal), as well as Academy Award winning screenwriter and LGBT activist Dustin Lance Black (J. Edgar, Big Love, Milk).
Keywords: Alternative, Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Independent, Transgender, Dramedy, Spiritual, Baptist Religion, Social Issue, Gay/Lesbian, Mature/Adult, LGBT
ReelHeART Director Review Comment: “Having traveled a lot in southern states, I became very aware very quickly, how ‘different’ is not as interesting or quaint as it might be in say, Europe. Watching the Lane Brothers story unfold through Gary and Larry’s eyes was confirmation that the uptight Republican Baptist community is neither progressive, nor very willing to change their views on alternative/LGBT lifestyles. Ahhh.. you gotta love the ‘South”.
The Star Spangled Banner, America’s national anthem states:
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
God is of very little help here. And it appears; the “Brave” are only the sisters and brothers of the LGBT community in their unending quest for equality.
This LGBT road trip to deliver a polished script to their idol Dolly Parton is a fascinating, moving journey through the very essence of Gary and Larry Lane. We find out who they are, what they stand for, how deeply they feel, what they feel and how society feels about them being staunch Baptist raised, identical gay twins from America, supposedly, the “Land of the Free”. This film made me laugh. It also touched my soul; ultimately making me shake my fist in anger to anybody and everybody who seems to think it’s their business to know whom we choose to sleep with at night. I call Bullsh*t!“
“Hollywood to Dollywood” is Prideful Proud to Support the “BEST DOLLY” to Steers & Queers: Night of a Thousand Dollys with 4 VIP Passes to our Premiere! PLUS we’ll send the lucky winners a “Hollywood to Dollywood” goody bag all the way from LA with our love and gratitude!
- Steers & Queers: Night of a Thousand Dollys
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM-2AMToronto, Ontario
- Toronto’s long-running cult gay country and western party comes above ground to the Gladstone Hotel for a Pride-sized edition of Steers & Queers
- Get your ticket for Steers & Queers: Night of a Thousand Dollys HERE!
See You at our Toronto Premiere!