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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  5 May 2010 (USA)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary.

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Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary "Dancing Outlaw." Exploring both the comic and tragic sides of life on the other side of the law, this stylish, fast-paced family portrait exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture that helped shape the White family, a dying breed of outlaws preserving a dying form of dance. Written by Anonymous

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I would put it in a collection along side Grey Gardens
17 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Dickhouse Production, the same folks who brought us Jackass and Wildboyz. That should be a big clue regarding the content of this production.

I caught it somewhere near the beginning or rather it caught me and I couldn't get loose from it. It is that fascinating to be sure. The entire White family is very entertaining and educational. Their lives are an inspiration to educate oneself and rise up from the hellhole of ignorance.

Of course it's very easy to judge these people for their way of life, but I believe there is a deeper message here and that is Freedom, we are free to live as we please in this country. If we want to remain ignorant and lazy we can, if we want to succeed that is also attainable.

I know people like this, some of us have relatives like these people. However, they are not representative of the entire Appalachian population. Every town and county in the USA has a family just like the Whites.

If you do have a chance to see this movie, I would suggest leaving your high horse in the barn and keeping an open mind, you may be enlightened somewhat. I would put it in a collection along side Grey Gardens.


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