Thursday, February 23, 2006
Partin' with intolerance
Big hair. Big personality. Big you-know-whats. How could a redneck boy resist?
Dolly Parton has always been a little ways "out there."
So've I. Which is why I completely understand why she said what she said in the following -- and why I admire her now even more.
By Peter Cooper, USA TODAY
NASHVILLE — Dolly Parton has no trouble relating to outsiders. "I've always been a weird, out-there freak myself," she says.
Growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee, she was used to not being accepted. "My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher. It was a sin to even pluck your eyebrows, and they thought it was a sin for me to be there looking like Jezebel."
Read all about it.
Btw, she always cracks me up when she talks about her reclusive husband: "I can't even get him to go for a Big Mac, much less the Oscars."
I admire her so much for always pushing the edge for those who have been treated so badly by society -- the poor, the working class, women, and now the transgendered. She has such an easy open acceptance of people, all people.
I don't plan to see the movie because it's just too close to my life, but hooray for Dolly and for Felicity Huffman for their work!