Hollywood to Dollywood (2011)

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Twin young men from North Carolina riding on the fumes of a dream to meet their idol, Dolly Parton the 'Backwoods Barbie', find more than what they bargained for in an RV named Jolene.


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Gay twins Gary and Larry have always loved Dolly Parton. They left their small town home ten years ago to make it in Hollywood and are finally ready to get their script to Dolly. In a RV named Jolene, the boys embark on the adventure of a lifetime. This road trip is also a journey of self-discovery and an attempt to resolve mommy issues that have divided them since childhood. Featuring 15 of Dolly's classic songs and Chad Allen, Dustin Lance Black, Beth Grant, and Leslie Jordan. Written by Websurfer

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Twin brothers with a dream in a RV named Jolene...



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Celebrate The Dreamer In You
Written by Dolly Parton
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Leslie Jordan chuckles, Dolly's "just a big olé drag queen..."
7 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of documentary films but this is an exception to the rule. This documentary is more than just a journey from "Hollywood to Dollywood", it is a telling of southern culture and the many different and not-so-different views of homosexuality in the south.

The Lane twins- Gary and Larry- along with Gary's boyfriend, Mike Bowen, travel the route via Interstate 40 meeting many people while making stops along the way. With back stories from Larry, Gary, Mike, the hilarious Tennessee-native-turned-Hollywood-diva Leslie Jordan, Dolly herself, Cody Renegar (he made me cry like a baby) and many other people along the way you see the wide variations of acceptance, denial, loss of family and the joy of being true to ones self.

With a soundtrack featuring 15 of Dolly Parton's best songs, a single camera, cramped RV and 2247 miles of road "Hollywood to Dollywood" takes us on a journey that is much more than a road trip... it is a journey through life. I HIGHLY recommend this movie for ANYONE- gay, lesbian, straight, bi, young and old alike.

These gentlemen did a great job and I wish them the best in their continued journey with the family. There are many great messages given in this movie but one of my favorites is from Ann Walker who said, "If some book (referring to the bible) tells me I have to hate my child, that's a book I don't want to read."

So join the boys on the journey of a lifetime from "Hollywood to Dollywood" and see for yourselves what lies ahead...

10 out of 10...

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