Hollywood to Dollywood
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Twin brothers Gary and Larry have written a screenplay with a perfect role for their idol Dolly Parton, so they decide to set off on a cross-country road trip to personally deliver the screenplay to Dolly herself. With a soundtrack featuring 15 classic Dolly Parton songs, this feel-good documentary follows the brothers and their band of intrepid travelers as they meet everyday Americans, dodge floods and tornadoes, and search for tolerance and acceptance while realizing their biggest dream: delivering their screenplay to Dolly.
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The film starts in Los Angeles, where Gary and Larry live, and they decide to rent an RV promptly named by them as Jolene, in reference to Dolly's #1 song from 1974, and decide to travel cross country to Tennessee. On their way there with Mike Bowen (Gary's boyfriend who does the driving) the twins encounter various people who also idolize Dolly and recount their feelings toward her.
"Hollywood to Dollywood" also addresses the issue of homosexuality, people's prejudices toward our sexual orientation (yes I am gay too) and the problem the twin's mother has in dealing with having two gay sons.
The movie shows actual scenes of the terrible flood in downtown Nashville which occured in 2010, the damage to one of Dolly's then businesses "Trinkets and Treasures" and their eventual arrival in Pigeon Forge. I will not say if Gary and Larry meet Dolly, but the ending is not to be missed.Read more ›
The film's listing on some sites suggests it is "starring" Chad Allen, Dustin Lance Black, Beth Grant and Leslie Jordan, but these are simply actors who are acquainted with the twins and provide cameo appearances early in the film, before the trip. Parts of more than a dozen of Dolly's songs make up the soundtrack of the film, and there is a brief scene with her at the end of the film. The lesson here is in the three young men, and a few of those they met along the way, talking about how their family's reaction to their sexuality impacted their lives, and how Dolly's songs provided comfort. Sounds strange, but it actually kind of works, mostly due to the pleasant and engaging cast. Film won numerous "Best Documentary" prizes in LGBT film festivals worldwide, and was spotlighted on Rose O'Donnell's show. DVD is not rated, but there is nothimg here that would not allow a PG. Extras include outtakes deleted scenes, interviews and more Dolly music. I give it four stars out of five.
and it has 15 Dolly songs!!!
A documentary of 2 gay brothers heading across country to deliever a script they wrote for Dolly. if this wasnt filmed as a documentary, Dolly might have thought they were stalkers... but alas they werent..
OK-the brothers are cute, the store is cute, and there is some decent commentary about acceptance of the brothers being gay. I am saddened by the fact their mother continues to have issues with them.
Worth the price of purchase:
Ann Walker (LaVonda on Sordid Lives) quote: "If some book (talking about the Bible) tells me I have to hate my child, that's a book I don't want to read."
As a person who belives I was made in God's image, this was worth the price of purchase!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as fun or campy as the title suggests. It seemed to me that it's really just the narcissistic video journal of a self-obsessed Dolly fan. Not entertaining.Published 7 months ago by C. Counts
This documentary is cute and fun, although I thought was a little slow at some points and tended to repeat it's points too many times. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ohiozone
I remember when "camera" always meant "film". In those days, having to watch somebody else's home movies or vacation slideshow was universally considered a form of torture; I think... Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Martin
Beautiful story about following your dreams and self acceptance. Well done to Gary and Larry.Published 23 months ago by J Graf
GREAT DVD AND SHE TRULY IS THE REAL DEAL. I LOVE DOLLY PARTON. SHE IS THE RAGS TO RICHES QUEEN. AS WELL AS THE QUEEN OF COUTRY AND POP MUSIC.Published on June 17, 2014 by william COHEN-BROWNE
This was such enjoyable little dvd! Gary and Larry Lane are two of the nicest guys in Hollywood and the story of their mission to, not only meet Dolly Parton, but to get the... Read morePublished on April 13, 2014 by Theatrefan
4 years and still going strong! we just made page 25 in the New book - 218 Success facts about Dolly Parton by Diana Reed!Published on April 6, 2014 by gary lane