I’m just going to get right down to it.
1-EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES (1993) DIR. GUS VAN SANT STARRING UMA THURMAN
Maybe I should preface with the fact that I’m not a huge Gus Van Sant fan…I was not a fan of this film but it is still important!
This was based on the book Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins. I have to say, although usually I like his style of writing I have not been able to get into any of his books. But I know a lot of people who love him so don’t disregard his importance because of my view, find out for yourself.
So Uma Thurman, hmm, another Uma movie..Uma Thurman plays a woman with HUGE thumbs whose life’s work is to hitchhike. She meets a lot of interesting characters along the way and ends up in love with a cowgirl, among others…including an old man…but most importantly, she’s in love with a cowgirl.
This film has so much star power I can’t even begin to describe. I don’t know, maybe you will like it. I just wish Rain Phoenix’s character would have shaved her armpits (sorry for all those pro armpit hair people out there, just not my thing). And you know it’s good when the cover features KD Lang!
Oooh ooh ooh, I get to talk about KD Lang now. She’s great but when I was in the 90s for me it was more about KD Lang’s delightful lesbian lover and half of the awesome 90s band
Once upon a time KD Lang had a girlfriend named: Leisha Hailey. This was way before the L Word and this album played on a loop in my car until I couldn’t even take it anymore. Pictured is their first album which I think had mild success but it wasn’t until KD Lang started producing that their albums became a little more marketable. Good or bad? You decide.
You can buy all their albums here: Murmurs on iTunes
I was obsessed with every song on the album but this was my teenaged anthem. I’m watching it right now and I’m laughing at the 90s and myself when I discovered this album.
I can’t leave this subject without adding this gem of lesbian history.
I KID YOU NOT there was a version of this commercial where Leisha Hailey says “it’s a weekend with no boys good.”
True story, I don’t think I was out yet, I was giggling at this commercial and my mother walked by, she looks at me, looks at the television and says “that girl is a lesbian” then walks away. Sigh, pre Alice punk rock Leisha Hailey.