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Lust in the Dust (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  1 March 1985 (USA)
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A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

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Abel Wood
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Marguerita Ventura
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Hard Case Williams
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Bernardo
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Father Garcia
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Ninfa, Whore at Marguerita's
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Big Ed
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Red Dick Barker
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Blackman, Hard Case Gang
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Mexican, Hard Case Gang
Daniel Frishman ...
Clarence, Hard Case Gang
Ernie Shinagawa ...
Chang, Hard Case Gang
Pit Ginsburg ...
Toothless Drunk
Al Cantu ...
Gunslinger
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Dancehall "girl" Rosie Velez, lost in the desert, is helped to safety by gunman Abel Wood. In the town of Chili Verde, at the saloon of Marguerita Ventura, a word of a treasure in gold brings Abel into conflict with outlaw Hard Case Williams and his gang. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He Rode The West... The Girls Rode The Rest! Together They Ravaged The Land!

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Comedy | Western

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1 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Louca Corrida do Ouro  »

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Not unsurprisingly Divine appears in drag for the entire picture. See more »

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[Hard Case's gang moves forward to rape Rosie]
Rosie Velez: No! Stop! Wait! I'm a...
[looks down]
Rosie Velez: ...virgin.
Hard Case Williams: A virgin? Really?
[Rosie nods yes]
Hard Case Williams: That DOES make a difference. Then I'LL go first.
[Hard Case starts sneezing violently]
Hard Case Williams: I've had carnal knowledge of 215 women and two goats...
Chang, Hard Case Gang: And the chicken?
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These Lips Were Made For Kissin'
Written by 'Karen Hart'
Performed by 'Divine'
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While far from a must-see, this is a cute little film...
10 February 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is NOT the sort of film for everyone. Apparently gay men love it (according to Lainie Kazan) and people who love Divine (like me) will get a kick out of seeing this character play a somewhat normal role--at least compared to all the freaks he/she played for John Waters!! But for the rest of the folks out there, it's very possible you won't like the film...and it's quite possible you'll enjoy it on its own very simple merits. The way to determine this is to ask yourself "am I normal?"--if so, don't watch the film! But for all the quirky folks out there (and I know there are a lotta you), it's worth seeing.

The film stars a whole lot of familiar faces, though the only big star (at least once upon a time) in the film is Tab Hunter. In addition, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Caesar Romero, Henry Silva, Woody Strode and Geoffrey Lewis (whose face you are bound to recognize) are there for excellent support. The film was directed by Paul Bartel--a man who is probably most associated with the ultra-strange "Eating Raoul".

"Lust in the Dust" is a gentle parody of westerns. Nothing in it is super remarkable except for its strong sexual overtones as well as having Divine play a part that is really pretty normal. There are a reasonable amount of decent laughs, some that fall flat and a few surprises--but it never is dull.

My attitude is that lovers of weird films should see this at least once. And, if it doesn't scare you too much, try another one of Divine's films, such as "Hairspray" (the original) or perhaps "Polyester". Save "Pink Flamingos", "Female Trouble", "Mondo Trasho" and the other early John Waters films for AFTER--as they can be too shocking and too weird for the uninitiated!! I warned you!


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