In the wild wild west, Ramona Alvarez and her perpetually stoned nurse run into five gay cowboys. The seven members of the party desire a handsome male drifter, except for the transvestite sheriff, who can't be bothered about anything but his outfit. All hot & bothered at this point, the cowboys rape Ramona, who subsequently has sex with the drifter and, in the afterglow of sex, wants to form a suicide pact with him. The drifter rejects her new desire and rides off into the sunset with another man. Written by
Did You Know?
Unable to find a major commercial exhibitor, Andy Warhol
rented the Garrick Theatre in New York City, where it opened on 5 May 1969. According to co-director and producer Paul Morrissey
, the film grossed a hefty $35,000-$40,000 during its first week, with only $9,000 spent on advertising. It was also booked at New York City's 55th Street Playhouse at the same time, where it broke the "single-day house mark," taking in $3,837 at $3.00 per ticket. That very same day it made $2,780 at the Garrick. The film ran for 20 weeks at various art houses in Los Angeles, and 2-1/2 months in San Francisco under distribution by Sherpix. See more