Even cowgirls get the blues
New Line Home Entertainment,
Writer/director Gus Van Sant's early bid for big-time commercial success -- a success he didn't manage to achieve until Good Will Hunting -- is based on Tom Robbins' 1976 feminist bestseller. Uma Thurman plays Sissy Hankshaw, a woman born with very large thumbs. After her parents (Grace Zabriskie and Ken Kesey) take her to a doctor (Buck Henry), who offers her parents no remedy for their daughter's condition, the film races ahead to the 1970s. Sissy is now a popular feminine hygiene spray model for a product called Yoni Yum, the product of a company owned by The Countess (John Hurt in drag). Sissy travels to the Rubber Rose beauty ranch, also owned by The Countess, to shoot a Yoni Yum commercial. At the ranch, she makes the acquaintance of the inscrutable Chink (Pat Morita) and Bonanza Jellybean (Rain Phoenix). But under the nose of The Countess, the cowgirls on the ranch are talking mutiny, with the women trying to liberate the Rubber Rose Ranch from the chains of patriarchal oppression. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||7629c6c4-9e4d-1bc5-a2a1-fa7bfacde40a|
|Grouping Title||even cowgirls get the blues|
|Grouping Author||fine line features|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-04 01:21:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-28 04:02:41AM|
|auth_author2||Bracco, Lorraine, 1955-|
Hurt, John, 1940-2017,
Morita, Pat, 1932-2005,
Parker, Laurie Marie,
Van Sant, Gus,
lang, k. d. 1961-
Fine Line Features.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Parker, Laurie Marie,producer.
Robbins, Tom.Even cowgirls get the blues.
Van Sant, Gus,screenwriter,director.
lang, k. d.1961-musician,composer.
|available_at_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|detailed_location_salida||SRL Adult DVD|
|display_description||The cowgirls on the Rubber Rose Ranch stage a rebellion. Delores Del Ruby leads the uprising, but Sissy Hankshaw provides the spiritual leadership for the ragtag bunch of female bandits.|
|owning_library_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|owning_location_salida||Salida Regional Library|
Cowgirls -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|title_display||Even cowgirls get the blues|
|title_full||Even cowgirls get the blues [videorecording] / Fine Line Features ; screenplay by Gus Van Sant ; produced by Laurie Parker ; directed by Gus Van Sant|
|title_short||Even cowgirls get the blues|