Lust in the Dust

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"Those who lust in the dust shall die in the dust"
  • R
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.9  (3,830)

Lust in the Dust is a 1984 American comedy-western film directed by Paul Bartel and starring Tab Hunter, Divine, and Lainie Kazan. The movie takes place in the late 1800s in a small desert town called Chili Verde. The story follows Rosie Velez (Divine), a tough, foul-mouthed woman who arrives in Chili Verde in search of revenge against a man called Hard Case Williams (Geoffrey Lewis) who killed her lover. Rosie meets Abel Wood (Tab Hunter), a handsome drifter who has just arrived in town and is looking for employment. Rosie convinces Abel to help her get revenge on Williams by finding a treasure map that will lead them to a stash of money that Williams stole from a train.

As they begin their search for the treasure map, Rosie and Abel find themselves in a number of hilarious and dangerous situations. Along the way, they encounter a number of quirky characters including Marguerita Ventura (Lainie Kazan), a saloon singer who is also looking for the treasure, and Hard Case Williams himself, who is determined to stop them from finding the map.

Lust in the Dust is a classic western parody that takes the traditional cowboy and saloon girl storylines and turns them on their heads. The film is filled with racy humor and double entendres that push the limits of what was acceptable in mainstream movies at the time. There are also a number of musical numbers in the film performed by Lainie Kazan, who has a stunning voice.

The film is also notable for its casting. Tab Hunter, who was a heartthrob in the 1950s, plays against type as a rugged drifter with a dark past. Divine, who was a drag queen icon and frequent collaborator of filmmaker John Waters, shines in the role of Rosie Velez. Lainie Kazan is also fantastic as the flamboyant Marguerita Ventura.

The film was not a commercial success upon its initial release, but it has since gained a cult following. One of the reasons for the film's enduring popularity is the chemistry between the three main actors. Tab Hunter and Divine have a great rapport on screen, and their interactions are hilarious to watch. Lainie Kazan also adds a lot of comedic energy to the film.

Overall, Lust in the Dust is a raunchy and entertaining western parody that is sure to make you laugh. The film's combination of zany humor and classic western tropes is a unique and enjoyable viewing experience. If you're a fan of Tab Hunter or John Waters films, Lust in the Dust is a must-see.

Lust in the Dust is a 1984 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

Lust in the Dust
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    5.9  (3,830)