Lonesome Cowboys (1968)

110 mins | Comedy-drama, Western | 1968

Director:

Andy Warhol

Writer:

Andy Warhol

Producer:

Andy Warhol

Cinematographer:

Paul Morrissey

Editor:

Paul Morrissey
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HISTORY

Filmed in 16mm. Filmed on location in Tucson, Arizona. Dialogue by the cast. Andy Warhol Films is the copyright ... More Less

Filmed in 16mm. Filmed on location in Tucson, Arizona. Dialogue by the cast. Andy Warhol Films is the copyright claimant. More Less

DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 20 December 1968
Copyright Date:
20 December 1968
Copyright Number:
LP39041
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastmancolor
Duration(in mins):
110
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The total populace living in the vicinity of a deserted Arizona town consists of a transvestite sheriff, a ranch lady known as Ramona Alvarez, her male nurse, who specializes in dancing the "Lupe Velez twist," and five "lonesome" cowboys who spend the better part of their time chatting about their hairstyles, practicing ballet on a hitching post, bedding down with each other, and discussing the loneliness that makes them love themselves more than anyone else. At the moment, however, most of the cowboys' interest centers around the young blonde drifter who has recently joined their ranks and seems to be the property of their leader, Mickey. One day the cowboys ride out to Ramona's ranch, pull her from her horse, yank her clothes off, and "ravage" her in the dirt. Outraged, she confronts the sheriff, but he is too busy with other matters, particularly the perfection of his drag costume. Later, when Ramona is alone with the drifter, she seduces him while reciting a litany. When their lovemaking is finished, Ramona suggests that they die together since life can hold nothing more joyous for them. But the drifter, having been propositioned by everyone, including the usually "stoned" male nurse, rejects her offer and accepts the proposal of Mickey's younger brother Eric that they ride off on horseback together and head for ... +


The total populace living in the vicinity of a deserted Arizona town consists of a transvestite sheriff, a ranch lady known as Ramona Alvarez, her male nurse, who specializes in dancing the "Lupe Velez twist," and five "lonesome" cowboys who spend the better part of their time chatting about their hairstyles, practicing ballet on a hitching post, bedding down with each other, and discussing the loneliness that makes them love themselves more than anyone else. At the moment, however, most of the cowboys' interest centers around the young blonde drifter who has recently joined their ranks and seems to be the property of their leader, Mickey. One day the cowboys ride out to Ramona's ranch, pull her from her horse, yank her clothes off, and "ravage" her in the dirt. Outraged, she confronts the sheriff, but he is too busy with other matters, particularly the perfection of his drag costume. Later, when Ramona is alone with the drifter, she seduces him while reciting a litany. When their lovemaking is finished, Ramona suggests that they die together since life can hold nothing more joyous for them. But the drifter, having been propositioned by everyone, including the usually "stoned" male nurse, rejects her offer and accepts the proposal of Mickey's younger brother Eric that they ride off on horseback together and head for California. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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