geoffrey-lewis

Lust in the Dust - Cheesy Western Parody from Paul Bartel

Weird campy western that tries to be a ‘made for the midnight circuit’ movie but has missed the boat by several years. Directed by Paul Bartel, the man behind 'Eating Raoul’ several years back, and features the stars of John Water’s 'Polyester’, Tab Hunter and Divine. Not sure if it wants to be a comedy, or a revisionist western, or oddball campy satire, and doesn’t quite make it as any of them. I remember it had pretty decent production values for whatever it was. Caught this one on video after reading a bit about it in the film mags.

2 stars out of 5

Released 1985, First viewing September 1986