The key to its success is that it proudly steers clear of anything resembling class or good taste. A true must for any western fan. Highly recommend grabbing the blu now from Vinegar Syndrome. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." Divine would have chewed the scenery before shooting at it, and "Lust in the Dust" might have been funny all the way through, instead of just for the first 20 minutes. As far as cheap laughs go, you could do a lot worse. Sad we lost Divine. But this is one of those truly guilty pleasures. "Lust in the Dust" would have worked better with Divine in the Tab Hunter role. Divine usually goes for hysterical overacting, but this time she plays a timid, wistful soul, and it doesn't work as well. Tab Hunter was lucky to be in this. --if so, don't watch the film! The anamorphic widescreen presentation captures sweeping Western vistas and seedy cantina brawls with equal aplomb, and the basic joke is enhanced by the film's visual resemblance to the Sergio Leone "spaghetti westerns" it parodies. When they arrive they meet the owner of the saloon, Marguerita (Kazan) who is secretly searching for buried treasure that is rumored to be there. It took almost forty years for it to be the actual title of a comic western starring the fabulous zoftig 300 pound female impersonator Divine as one full figured showgirl come to an out of the way New Mexican village to find a treasure. Lust in the Dust R, 1hr 27min Action & Adventure , Comedy , Cult Movies , Western I hope Ms. Stapel has at least a few more trunkfuls of memories she can fashion into another book; I, for one, would love the chance to read more! Lust In the Dust poked fun at the conventions of the genre in the post-Spaghetti Western universe and reunited the stars of John Waters’ Polyester. Running Time: 84 minutes. But since they don't have cable the local must find other ways to amuse themselves like leaching day. With all that talent in front of and behind the camera, it's shocking how dismal the end result is. Originally from Toronto, I've had the amazing good fortune to live in seven countries. Joe Corey is the writer and director of "Danger! He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive. She becomes lost in the desert and is saved by gunfighter Abel Wood (Hunter). Aug 22, 2019, 5:17 pm Cult movies like this one are what home video is all about, but avoid forcing it on your friends. Start by marking “Lust in the Dust, a Memoir” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Are you choose me because of my name that sounds Arabic? His sister talks about him being into making films. Reviewed by Guy Adams. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. Bartel chocks Lust in the Dust with plenty spoofs of the classic Western (its title serves as a play upon a long-standing nickname ofDuel in the Sun), as well as clever dialogue that fully utilises the exuberant personas of Divine and Kazan. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Original theatrical trailer Be the first to ask a question about Lust in the Dust, a Memoir. Good things in the movie include a rousing, high-spirited performance by Kazan, who has abandoned forever her former image and has developed into an effective comedy performer; a TV producer should take a look at this movie and develop a sitcom around her (but not a comedy Western, please!). Awesome cat fight, drag queen monologues, and tons more. It has laughs, a great cast, and some fun moments. He also figures out where two pieces of the map that might be although to put them together he’s got to get Rose and Marguerita together. And Tab Hunter is absolutely gorgeous! This movie aims for low humour, and it hits its target. Their characters are fun and the they do an amazing job and making them appear larger than life. Copyright © Fandango. Tags: Divine, Lust In the Dust, Paul Bartel, Vinegar Syndrome. I think its better than the team of Tab Hunter and Divine in Polyester. I loved the cast and I loved how the characters were written. Also likes boobs and booze. I will be revisiting this one a few more times. Finally, there is no blood and gore in this one. I must have seen this film a dozen times and it never loses its magic. We need her slinging people out the saloon doors. Archival article gallery Rosie encounters a mysterious stranger (Damn Yankees‘ Tab Hunter) who she fears will bring her more bad things, but he takes her to Chili Verde. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. I admitted to being a Divine fan but I have to say that I absolutely love this movie. This movie should be the cult kinky western of the 1980s, as Johnny Guitar is the kinky cult western of the 1950s. Henry Silva (Ocean’s 11) gets to be the head of the town’s lynching committee. But for all the quirky folks out there (and I know there are a lotta you), it's worth seeing. Are you planning changes for the holiday season due to Covid-19?