Sunday Lectures

PARTON AND POLITICAL PUNDITS IN: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Price: 35.00 USD
0 Weeks

05 - 14 - 2017, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM 2017-05-14 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Back by popular demand, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will be making a triumphant return to the WIH classroom. This lecture will focus on the political and social history of the film, while encouraging reading the film through a political lens. In the current political upheaval, rampant accusations of corruption, and conflated sexual affairs mixed with political scandal, "The Best Little Whorehouse" offers a regional take on the political system. We will explore the history of the Chicken Ranch and its complicated relationship with Texas politics, the history of the famous Parton film and stage productions, and the regional flavor of a certain brand of political corruption (it’s BBQ flavored in case you didn’t know). Come prepared to laugh, dance, and squirm in your seats at the uncomfortable intersection of scandal and sex in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." As Dolly Parton might say, “Ya’ll (will wanna) come back now, ya hear?”