Watched Jul 09, 2012
Jacob Olsen’s review:
So, Andy Warhol wanted to make a Western. It is he who is credited, anyway. But this is really Paul Morrissey's work, after all he wrote, photographed, edited (?) and produced.
Morrissey made a couple of very interesting Dracula / Frankenstein movies in the 70's, this is also (in a way) interesting but for totally different reasons.
With the camera often blurred and out of focus, distorted and unedited sound, including genuine sounds from the production and the adding of some rough cuts, the film is challenging to watch at times. That's for the technical reasons. The story is another matter. Basically it's a display of pretty boys posing for Warhol and his crew, dressed partly as transvestites or just semi nude models. Clothes, when used, are part contemporary, part «authentic». The female lead, Ramona (Viva), acts in different roles from prostitute to ranch owner to... naked. There may be a (very) loose connection to Romeo and Juliet, because one of the boys names are Julian. But mostly - mostly there is posing and gay banter.