About the film
louisiana civil rights governor stripper based on memoir or autobiography
Release Date: December 15, 1989
|Slogan||:||«A governor. A stripper. Forced to chose between the office he held and the woman he loved, he chose both.»|
|Production Companies||:||Touchstone Pictures|
|Producers||:||Victoria Thomas, David V. Lester, Dale Pollock, Don Miller, Gil Friesen, Wendy Dozoretz|
|Writers||:||Ron Shelton, Blaze Starr, Huey Perry|
This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl's opponents use this to attack his controversial political program, which included civil rights for blacks in the 1950's.