Billy Joe enjoyed being raped by an older man. So he kills himself because of the guilt?
This bullshit is absurd.
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Billy Joe enjoyed being raped by an older man. So he kills himself because of the guilt?
This bullshit is absurd.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||11 hours ago|
Well, Billy Joe never had a lick o' sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/25/2020|
Why is it so absurd? Small rural town, small mindset, easy to believe a young man who finds he likes gay sex cannot reconcile it in his mind so ends his life. He wouldn't be the only one, still happening today.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/25/2020|
Uh, fucktard, he wasn't raped.
He was drunk and he let the older man suck his cock.
Pay attention dilbert.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/25/2020|
What’s your definition of rape, Dogbert?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/25/2020|
This was a good movie. But I did walk away confused about the plot my first time watching it. What exactly happened that night? I thought it was a stable of female prostitutes taking BJs virginity. He was also very drunk. How was this anything but rape?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/25/2020|
There is no mention of cocksucking, pendejo.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/25/2020|
Didn't Rosco P. Coltrane rape Billy Joe? Or am I conflating?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/25/2020|
So was a blind girl skating around the rink after winning the competition, but done in because of the flowers they threw on the ice, but we don’t hold that against Robbie Benson either.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/25/2020|
But what about the doll!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/25/2020|
You are correct, r7
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/25/2020|
We were forced to watch a movie in high school in which Robbie played a drug addict.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/25/2020|
I was molested, I didn't jump off a bridge FFS!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/25/2020|
He wasn't raped. He was just drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/25/2020|
I can't tell you how many times I've been in Billy Joe's situation - get drunk, sleep with a gross person, regret it the next day. I just did that last weekend, but hopefully won't do it again until... next weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/25/2020|
Robby Benson is still an amazing looking guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/25/2020|
Sex when you are falling down drunk is never a good idea. I doubt Billie Joe was sober enough to give consent, woman or man. Roscoe P. Coltrane took advantage of the situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/25/2020|
The other guy was drunk, too, so neither of them was sober enough to give consent.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/25/2020|
Robby Benson was such a dreamboat to young me. Just dreamy.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/25/2020|
He was so freaking sexy, you're right R18
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/25/2020|
I know, R18.
He was so fucking cute back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/25/2020|
So that’s why Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/25/2020|
I have never understood, and I know this isn’t the right thread, why having sex with a really drunk person can be rape (if the drunk person decides so later) but being drunk is not a defense for having raped someone.
Sort of on topic: does anyone remember the 5th Dimension’s “dramatization” of the song on their live album? Gay little me loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/25/2020|
R8, I laughed so hard I almost choked on my bagel. I love you
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/25/2020|
What Bronze Age bullshit are you queens talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/25/2020|
There was a virus goin’ round,
Papa caught it, and he died last spring.
And now my momma doesn’t seem to wanna do much of anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/25/2020|
From the song many people surmised that perhaps Billy Joe got Bobby Lee pregnant.
In the movie the story goes that Bobby Lee likes Billy Joe, but Billy Joe likes dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/25/2020|
Dick? I don’t recall a character named Dick in the movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/25/2020|
I watched this as a kid and i do not remember the rape subtext. Was Robby Benson kind of dim in real life or was he just acting?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/25/2020|
Robbie Benson was the poster boy for wide eyed innocence when he was young. He out ingenued the ingenues.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/25/2020|
Look at him here all dewey eyed next to Glynnis O’Connor another ultimate ingenue, he is literally the person who the phrase “protect at all cost” was invented for.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/25/2020|
Why does he talk so breathy? Travolta did that, too when he was young. Robby could sing in a couple different styles. None of them really interesting to me, but with some real skill.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/25/2020|
Robby was so dreamy. I wish he could have deflowered me.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/25/2020|
Being man-raped in a movie does wonders for an actor's career.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/25/2020|
Wow, movie was made for $1 million but grossed $27 million- even with negative reviews. That should have launched Baer as a major director, but he backed away from directing.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/25/2020|
You're forgetting Baer's other masterpiece Macon County Line. (He didn't direct, but wrote and produced it.)
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/25/2020|
What I always found hilarious is that Bobbie Gentry doesn't care what the reason is for the suicide and says the song focuses on the family:
[quote] Those questions are of secondary importance in my mind. The story of Billie Joe has two more interesting underlying themes. First, the illustration of a group of people's reactions to the life and death of Billie Joe, and its subsequent effect on their lives, is made. Second, the obvious gap between the girl and her mother is shown when both women experience a common loss (first Billie Joe, and later, Papa), and yet Mama and the girl are unable to recognize their mutual loss or share their grief.
The movie is completely the creation of screenwriters divorced from the actual creator's vision.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/25/2020|
Was this the same Max Baer who played Jethro and Jethrine, or was it his father?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/25/2020|
[quote]You're forgetting Baer's other masterpiece Macon County Line.
Which was a huge hit that earned a sequel featuring Nick Nolte & Don Johnson.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/25/2020|
[quote]Why does he talk so breathy?
Hey it got him a great gig....
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/25/2020|
Wait... there was a movie?
The things I learn on Datalounge.
And Robbie Benson, who has that killer combo of dark hair and blue eyes, is the answer to the Jews Age Terribly troll. (Benson and Paul Rudd and Paul Newman)
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/25/2020|
r37 Max Baer Jr. played Jethro/Jethrene on the Beverly Hillbillies and was the auteur director of Billy Joe.
Max Baer Sr. was a prizefighter and sometime movie star of the 40s and 50s. He was much hotter than his son.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/25/2020|
Max Baer, Jr. attended the wedding of my friend at Lake Tahoe about 10 years ago. I guess he lives or lived in that area, but I don't know how they knew him. They said he was a nice guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/25/2020|
How did Brother Taylor happen to see Billy Joe and some girl who looks a lot like you on the Tallahatchie Bridge?
And then, how did someone happen to see Billy Joe jump off the bridge later?
Do people stand and look at the bridge all day long?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/25/2020|
Max Baer Jr. was a hot slab of beef as the sheriff/police in Macon County Line.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/25/2020|
r43 The bridge is high up on Choctaw Ridge in view of many down below.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/25/2020|
This is my favorite cover of the song.
Gives it a whole new layer of meaning.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/25/2020|
R41, I had such a major crush on him when I was a gayling watching Beverly Hillbillies.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/25/2020|
Never a fan of Robbie,but I adored Glynnis . Even as a young gayling I figured out that Roscoe had banged Robbie ,even if I didnt quite understand what that meant . I was mad for her brother ,much more than I cared about Robbie.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/25/2020|
Did they make love or was it rape rape?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/25/2020|
If I’d jumped off a bridge each time I got drunk and let someone blow me I would’ve run out of bridges.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/25/2020|
Billy Joe had dreamy eyes
|by Anonymous||reply 51||07/25/2020|
R51 Not to mention that lovely, smooth pink hole.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/25/2020|
Dewey Barksdale was played by James Best who was a cousin of the Everly Brothers.
I bet Billy Joe thought he was pregnant and that's why he jumped off the bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/25/2020|
That wasn't his cherry they threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/25/2020|
[quote]Billy Joe enjoyed having sex with another man.
▲ Fixed, OP.
So he killed himself because of the guilt.
Typical 1970s narrative for gay characters; they always tended to die one way or another. There's an informative segment of 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐭 (1995) which deals with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/25/2020|
I just read that Robby graduated from high school at 14 as valedictorian.
Hot guys who are also smart are my weakness.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/25/2020|
Why would a 1-time experience convince Billy Joe that he was gay? Couldn't he have gone to church, ask for forgiveness for his supposed "sin," and then marry his friend/girl friend? That's what church going girls in Conservative small towns, who had illegal abortions, did at the time.
Yes that was the norm for centuries. Normally married gay/bi men would go on a "business trip" and have a fling in a big anonymous city. Same with a man who wanted a wilder woman (usually not White.)
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/25/2020|
If you have a hard-on and can successfully launch it into somebody else's hole, you're not that high/drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||07/25/2020|
R56 Up until the early 70s one always heard about kids graduating early from high school under the age of 15 or so. But then that doesn’t seem to have happened anymore. What was that all about? And how pissed do you think that 18 year old number 2 in his graduating class was that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||07/25/2020|
A good friend of mine is Robby’s cousin and I got to meet him once for a tiny moment. He was breathtaking and I was too overwhelmed to say anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/25/2020|
[quote]Why would a 1-time experience convince Billy Joe that he was gay?
He'd probably always been aware on some level of the attraction, but once it was something he'd acted upon, it just clicked, and he knew.
[quote]Couldn't he have gone to church, ask for forgiveness for his supposed "sin,"
No, R57. In a small-town Southern community, homosexuality marks you. There would have been talk forever.
[quote]and then marry his friend/girl friend?
Speaking for myself, I could not have done that. No way, no matter what.
[quote]That's what church going girls in Conservative small towns, who had illegal abortions, did at the time.
Completely different issue. A pregnancy ended, or a child given up for adoption, and a woman can put it behind her, provided no one in town knows. But homosexuality is forever.
[quote]Yes that was the norm for centuries. Normally married gay/bi men would go on a "business trip" and have a fling in a big anonymous city. Same with a man who wanted a wilder woman (usually not White.)
You're looking at it through 21st century eyes, R57, through the eyes of someone who has experience. Not through the eyes of a 1970s teenager who's tasted it for the first time and realizes there will never be anything else for him, and can't live with his family finding out, which they unquestionably would in time.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/25/2020|
I don't remember the movie. Does BJ actually come out and say he was looking for gay sex?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/25/2020|
Watch it, R62.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||07/25/2020|
Robby got locked into a string of shit movies, just like that red head Annette O Toole. Annette should have followed the path of her brother Samuel and gone into porn.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||07/25/2020|
R62, According to Wikipedia: : "He admits to Bobbie Lee that he has been with a man, and when she tries to reason that he was drunk, so maybe didn't have complete control of himself and didn't really know what was going on, he confesses that he knew what he was doing, knew it was wrong, and did it anyway because he wanted to. "
|by Anonymous||reply 65||07/25/2020|
[quote]Typical 1990s narrative for gay characters; they always tended to die one way or another. There's a movie adapted from a short story written by a straight woman, Brokeback Mountain (1995), which perpetuates it.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||07/25/2020|
The narrative that gays have to die was far less prevalent in the 90s than in the 70s, R66.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||07/25/2020|
And then we got Brokeback Mountain, r67.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||07/25/2020|
Glynis O'Connor was the third (of four) Margo Hughes on As The World Turns. She was without question regarded as the best of the four.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||07/25/2020|
Argumentative, aren't you? Had it followed the 70s pattern, R68, they'd have both died.
You cannot make 'Brokeback Mountain' typify the entire period.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||07/25/2020|
Doesn't the girl try to fuck it out of him but he can't get it up?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/25/2020|
What show is this from?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/25/2020|
R72, The Golden Girls, Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/25/2020|
Oh, this is actually a film called Ode to Billy Joe.
You could have been clearer, Boomers.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/25/2020|
It's a coming of age homosexual movie. Go watch it now. You won't regret it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/25/2020|
Hope they douched first.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/26/2020|
r46 We need to cancel Dorothy Moore for cultural appropriation.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/26/2020|
R74 you seem retarded
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/26/2020|
Well, I'm getting a free meal out of all this.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/26/2020|
I just watched the movie thanks to this thread. As I was watching I was reminded of Summer of ‘42, then afterward I saw that Herman Raucher wrote both. Robby Benson was so beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/26/2020|
[quote]Robby got locked into a string of shit movies, just like that red head Annette O Toole. Annette should have followed the path of her brother Samuel and gone into porn.
Whatchu talkin' bout Willis? IMBD has no mention of a brother. Spill it.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/26/2020|
Google 'Samuel O'Toole', R82. No relation to Annette O'Toole.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/26/2020|
The movie was dumb. But the song was always haunting. I think listeners were always intrigued by the mystery; what did Billy Joe and the girl throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/26/2020|
Billy Joe was purdy.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/26/2020|
Some cornbread muffins that had gone rancid, R84.
What 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 they have thrown that would be worthy of the suicide and subsequent mystery?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/26/2020|
At the beginning of the movie I thought Billy Joe was a tad special, but he was just acting goofy, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/26/2020|
R86 It's possible what was thrown off the bridge was not related to the suicide, just a tangential observation.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/26/2020|
Speculate, R88: What could it have been?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||07/26/2020|
Did Robby give his hole to men in real life?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||07/26/2020|
That's what Bobby Gentry wanted, for the listeners of the song to imagine themselves what it might have been.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/26/2020|
We're going to do a new group version of the song as a benefit for transgender rights.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/26/2020|
They threw off an aborted fetus.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/26/2020|
R93, not according to the movie. Billy Joe couldn’t get it up for a girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/26/2020|
"What 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 they have thrown that would be worthy of the suicide and subsequent mystery?"
Maybe Billy impregnated The Girl. He takes her to some old woman who lives in a shack in the backwoods to have an abortion. After the abortion, Billy Joe and The Girl take the aborted fetus out to the Tallahatchie Bridge have a memorial for it before disposing of it by throwing it off the bridge. Billy Joe, consumed with guilt over the pregnancy and abortion, commits suicide. I always though that was the most plausible explanation.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/26/2020|
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say the Billy Joe was clearly the mastermind of an international drug cartel. Suicide?! Think again, rubes!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/26/2020|
Robby Benson is up there with Rupert Graves in the Twink Hall of Fame.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/26/2020|
Someone please post the scene where Roscoe has his way with him. I can't find it online.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/26/2020|
R98, it’s not shown, just talked about.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/26/2020|
My guess is some mutual masturbation. I don't think Billy would have fucked him in the ass or got fucked in his.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||07/26/2020|
R100, I absolutely think Billy Joe was cornholed and he liked it. There wouldn’t have been a tearful confession about mutual masturbation.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||07/26/2020|
Billy Joe should have gotten a good pounding out if he was going to kill himself. Pretty guys are so stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||07/26/2020|
Maybe the scene was cut and it will be in the blu-ray edition.
I say it was oral.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||07/26/2020|
R95, I always thought the same thing: a forbidden abortion. Bobbie Gentry left it up to the listener's imagination.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||07/26/2020|
If there are deleted scenes I want Robby Benson nudity.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/26/2020|
Robby Benson still looks pretty good, except when he lets his hair and beard grow too long and unkempt. His wife, Karla DeVito, is a gray-haired hag. But the marriage is obviously a good one; they've been married since 1982.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/26/2020|
I don't think abortionists would made their patients take the contents home. It wasn't a fucking fetus thrown from the bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/26/2020|
Perhaps it was Billy Joe's diary, or his gay 'sexbooks' that were thrown from the bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/26/2020|
Billy Joe working his Daisy Mays
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/26/2020|
Who was Daisy May?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/26/2020|
Was she like Gloria Vanderbilt or Antoine Bugleboy?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||07/26/2020|
If Billie Joe hadn't thrown his surfboard off the bridge he'd be sucking cock today.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||07/26/2020|
So they made a movie and never broached the topic of what was thrown off a bridge?
That was the whole mystery of the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||07/26/2020|
I mentioned the doll at the start of the thread, from what I remember that’s what was thrown off the bridge. Wasn’t it in the song or the movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||07/26/2020|
[quote]Who was Daisy May?
R110, Daisy Mae Duke, a character from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' television series, played by Catherine Bach. The extremely short shorts she wore on the series were given her character's name - 'Daisy Maes.'
In R109's pic, Robby Benson is wearing such a pair of shorts.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||07/26/2020|
Billy Joe MacAllister first phone sex operator in Tupelo Mi.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||07/26/2020|
R118 Was it a party line?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||07/26/2020|
Roscoe P Coltrane was an child sex trafficker, who trafficked victims to Tom Hanks and Oprah. Billy Joe was one of his many victims.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||07/26/2020|
My friends call me BJ preacher Paul.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||07/26/2020|
Call Me By Y'all's Name
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/26/2020|
It looks like tomorrow is Bobbie Gentry’s birthday, she’ll be 78.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/26/2020|
Bobbie gentry is that the song was based on real events and that there had been a young man that he committed suicide by jumping off the bridge but she also said she had no idea why he did it.
The song does not say what they were throwing off the bridge.
The movie shows Billie Joe accidentally dropping/throwing hey dial into the river. The doll belong to Bobbi
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/26/2020|
I hate siri/auto correct.
Bobbie Gentry has said that the song was based on real events and that there had been a young man that had committed suicide by jumping off the bridge but she also said she had no idea why he did it.
The song does not say what they were throwing off the bridge.
The movie shows Billie Joe accidentally dropping/throwing the doll into the river. The doll belong to Bobbi
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/26/2020|
[quote] throwing hey dial into the river
cum again, R124?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/26/2020|
Those jean shorts were called "Daisy Dukes" and not "Daisy Maes".
Daisy Mae was Granny's real name on The Beverly Hillbillies.
The song's narrator says that after Billy Joe's death, "And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge/And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge."
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/26/2020|
I met him in Las Vegas at a video convention along with Ann Miller, Van Johnson, Elayne Boosler, Sam Jones. He was nice and next doorish.
Keanu and Alex were there too. for Bill and Ted. I didn't really have interest.
Oh yeah I met a then new to the scene Joey Stefano at the Adult portion of the convention.
Thanks foe listening to my ramble.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/26/2020|
^ Any dirt about Van Johnson or Ann Miller?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||07/26/2020|
Billy Joe McAllister was transformed into a hideous beast as punishment for fucking/sucking/masturbating Roscoe P. Coltrane. Only the act of heterosexual sex could free him from this curse. The night before the last petal fell from his gay little rose, he shacked up with a local village girl and was changed back to the handsome twink in the photos above. He promptly dumped the village girl and rode his horse nonstop to the Mineshaft. Some say it may have been the Ramrod or Eagle. You get the picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||07/26/2020|
[quote]Bobbie Gentry has said that the song was based on real events and that there had been a young man that had committed suicide by jumping off the bridge but she also said she had no idea why he did it.
I'm pretty sure she never said anything like that, [r125]. Gentry has always been very coy about anything pertaining to this song...and anyway, I've been to that bridge. It's fairly close to the water and I don't think you could kill yourself by jumping off of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||07/27/2020|
I'm sure it was a deep fudge packing. Nobody kills themself over a bj.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||07/27/2020|
R131 as far as I know Bobbie Gentry never publicly stated why the boy killed himself.
After last June 3rd I ordered the DVD. I’ve watched it twice along with the eight minute 55 second documentary short “ Bobbie Gentry a voice of the South“
Concerning Gentry’s knowledge of the motive for the boy’s suicide I went to Wikipedia (which is not always 100% accurate, unfortunately) and read this passage
“When Herman Raucher met Gentry in preparation for writing a novel and screenplay based on the song, she said that she had no idea why Billie Joe killed himself.“
|by Anonymous||reply 133||07/27/2020|
I just discovered this it Wikipedia
The bridge is steps from now-ruined Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market, where 14-year-old Emmett Till allegedly whistled at the co-owner in 1955, resulting in the boy's lynching. His body was sunk in the Tallahatchie River.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/27/2020|
[quote] The bridge is steps from now-ruined Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market
They’re 18 miles apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/27/2020|
Does Billie Joe get called a “fag” in the movie at all?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||07/27/2020|
"I don't think abortionists would made their patients take the contents home. It wasn't a fucking fetus thrown from the bridge."
Maybe they would if the abortionist was an old woman who lived in a shack in the woods somewhere out in Hicksville. It's possible The Girl and Billy Joe asked for the remnants of their child in order to give it a decent farewell. I think it's a very plausible scenario.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||07/27/2020|
It's not like that bridge is very high.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||07/27/2020|
Can we get back to Robby’s hole?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/27/2020|
I think he got a doll stuck in there.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||07/27/2020|
R138 didn't Marcie Blane sing a song about it?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||07/27/2020|
I had no idea his wife (Karla DeVito) is the woman from Paradise By The Dashboard Light. I always thought she hammed it up way too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||07/27/2020|
[quote] It's possible The Girl and Billy Joe asked for the remnants of their child in order to give it a decent farewell. I think it's a very plausible scenario.
A decent farewell by throwing it off a bridge? Lol. Yes, very plausible scenario
|by Anonymous||reply 143||07/27/2020|
R143 Well not seen in the movie, they also threw a headstone in the river right afterwards too.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||07/27/2020|
That song was my inspiration for my wonderful books and television series.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||07/27/2020|
They didn't need an abortionist. The girl could have induced a miscarriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||07/27/2020|
Billy Joe isn't called a fag in the film. However, Bobbie Lee calls him "one of those men" or "those kinds of men." That does not sit well with BJ and likely gave him the push to kill himself. She couldn't fuck the gay out of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||07/27/2020|
Why didn't he just pray the gay away like I did?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||07/27/2020|
If the story took place in NYC, which bridge or building would BJ have jumped off?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||07/27/2020|
^ Brooklyn Bridge
|by Anonymous||reply 150||07/27/2020|
He wouldn't have killed himself in NYC. He would have gone to live with his older lover.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||07/27/2020|
"A decent farewell by throwing it off a bridge? Lol. Yes, very plausible scenario."
You just don't GET it, do you? They were white trash, hicks, rednecks. Saying a prayer and throwing their aborted child from the bridge probably seemed, to them, like a decent thing to do. I suppose it seemed like a ritual. It was certainly better than having the abortionist throw it in the trash for dogs to eat.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||07/27/2020|
[quote]He wouldn't have killed himself in NYC. He would have gone to live with his older lover.
After the adoption, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||07/27/2020|
R114 makes me happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||07/27/2020|
There's a young saleswoman at a vineyard in Ithaca, NY, who looks exactly like Robbie Benson circa 1977. Same haircut, etc. I was trying to figure out who she reminded me of when I was buying the wine, and when it hit me on the way out the door I started giggling.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||07/27/2020|
Billy Joe seemed a little off in the movie. I think the girl lusted after his body, but not necessarily his mind. Didn't the older guy confess to having molested Billy Joe? Did he give any hints as to what they did?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||07/27/2020|
The girl was the original Grace Adler.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||07/27/2020|
Was Robbie's voice always that whiny?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||07/27/2020|
What grubby old fatty paid for the joy of taking Robbie cherry, I wonder? Hopefully he hired a well-endowed stunt dick for the job. Honest brides always bleed, Robbie, sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||07/27/2020|
R128 Keanu and Joey Stefano under the same roof. The mind boggles.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||07/27/2020|
The fuck you going on about, r159?
|by Anonymous||reply 161||07/27/2020|
No real dish on Ann or Van. They were there promoting MGM on video. Ann went to dinner with us, she was a nice lady, a little squirrely.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||07/27/2020|
R160- It was a strange experience indeed. It was my first video convention. 1/2 of the convention was regular movies and entertainment, the other 1/2 was all adult. the usual suspects were there, Ron Jeremy, I think one of the Lynn girls too. Chi Chi Larue was parading around Joey and introducing him to people. Later I saw Joey on his own and we talked a bit, nice guy. One strange thing is I saw him in Kansas City probably a year later at a club appearance and he remembered me from Vegas, or maybe he just said he did. Super nice guy, didn't seem troubled.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||07/27/2020|
In the book the girl leaves town letting everyone believe she's pregnant so Billy Joe's hetro rep will be saved. As she's leaving the sheriff tells her "I told Billy Joe it would never be the same afterwards."
|by Anonymous||reply 164||07/27/2020|
Did he jump...
was he PUSHED????
|by Anonymous||reply 165||07/27/2020|
R165, his huge penis made him lose his balance.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||07/27/2020|
A tale as old as time: Billy Joe was a hot twink who loved to receive hard poundings from random Top Daddies.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||07/28/2020|
R167 No one is random in a town that small, unless he was a traveling salesman.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||07/28/2020|
Wrong. Billy Joe preferred to give. He pounded the older man until the older man split in half.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||07/28/2020|
Let's fuck the gay out of you, boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||07/28/2020|
Now I'm starting to wonder if Billy Joe was giving handjobs to the guys in the dark back row of the Carroll County picture show. That was the day he put a frog down the narrator's back, maybe to "prove" he still had some interest in the gals.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||07/28/2020|
It's pretty homophobic that Billy Joe's dark secret was just a little same sex experimentation. And as trivial as it was it drove him to suicide. What a crappy movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||07/28/2020|
Max Baer Jr's other well-known film, Macon County Line, contains the disturbing scene in which the Sheriff's wife is raped and murdered. As the one guy is forcing her to masturbate him, he's having flashbacks of beating beaten by cops. What the fuck? Here's part of the scene, with the most graphic bits left out....
|by Anonymous||reply 173||07/28/2020|
No thanks. I'd rather watch the scene of Billy Joe fucking.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||07/28/2020|
R163 I shared a limo with Nick in the big 80's also shared a urinal with Keanu. They had a lot in common.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||07/28/2020|
I love Green Day!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||07/28/2020|
I'm amazed how many folks watched that movie and didn't realize why Billy Jo McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge!
|by Anonymous||reply 177||07/28/2020|
[quote] His wife, Karla DeVito, is a gray-haired hag. But the marriage is obviously a good one; they've been married since 1982.
After I paid perfectly good money to see Linda Ronstadt in "The Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway, she was out that day and Karla DeVito was playing her role.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||07/28/2020|
[quote]and Karla DeVito was playing her role. —And I'm still bitter about it
Be glad it wasn't Danny Devito.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||07/28/2020|
Who will play the main roles in the inevitable reboot? I think Logan Lerman has aged out of the part or he'd be perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||07/28/2020|
If it’s the porn version, I nominate Dakota Lovell.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||07/28/2020|
Maybe the spiderman kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||07/28/2020|
Little Sally Draper
|by Anonymous||reply 183||07/28/2020|
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||07/29/2020|
Check out Bobbie Gentry's abs.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||07/29/2020|
I can’t tell you what a positive message this was for gay kids growing up in the 70s. Thankfully I grew up in a flat part of the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||07/29/2020|
R173 My God, the seventies sure loved the rape scenes! The more graphic and gratuitous the better. See also: all of those horrible Death Wish movies. Depressing and depraved.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||07/29/2020|
R186 Pardon me, but I can’t tell if you are being facetious or not?
|by Anonymous||reply 188||07/29/2020|
I'd have paid good money to have had Billy Joe sit on my face.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||07/29/2020|
Billie Joe killed himself and yet the family is critical or dismissive. It's clear from the song that the young girl was close to him, but her family is oblivious or thoughtless. The girl loses her appetite upon hearing Billie Joe committed suicide, but the family is oblivious, the father wants more biscuits.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||07/29/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 191||07/29/2020|
[R190] More "biscuits."
|by Anonymous||reply 192||07/29/2020|
I'd love a good taste of Billy Joe's "biscuits."
|by Anonymous||reply 193||07/29/2020|
Not his chitlins?
|by Anonymous||reply 194||07/29/2020|
I've posted this here before. Robby is great guy. I saw him and Karla in his semi-autobiographical musical "Open Heart" at the Cherry Lane theater in NYC. It's small place so as he was making his entrance through the audience he stepped on my foot. Saw him outside the theater after and we laughed about it. We subsequently friended each other on Facebook and still chat occasionally on there. He is really devoted to his wife Karla. Robby still looks great by the way. I wish I still looked so good. A nice man all around.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||07/29/2020|
My mom was knew Robby Benson's mom. She told me Robbie had a very serious congenital heart condition and he had been close too death several times.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||07/29/2020|
So if there was no male on male actions scenes what do the characters actually do and say for the viewer to conclude that Billy Joe nd Roscoe hooked up?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||07/29/2020|
The girl tries to fuck him but he turns her down with some lame excuse about being a filthy fucking pervert.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||07/29/2020|
Can you as Robbie what kind of sex BJ had withe old guy? Does the scene exist?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||07/30/2020|
I wonder why they changed the spelling from Billie Joe to Billy Joe.
The song is titled "Ode to Billie Joe"
The movie is titled "Ode to Billy Joe"
|by Anonymous||reply 200||07/30/2020|
Well that helps explains why I kept remembering it as “ie” and not “y”! Isn’t Billie more used as a feminine name?
|by Anonymous||reply 201||07/30/2020|
Jesus, he spent time with Paul Newman? Are we not gonna speculate that Newman enjoyed his tight 70s twink body? I mean look at that pic on R122.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||07/30/2020|
Was Robby his hoped for costar if he was going to film the Front Runner?
|by Anonymous||reply 203||07/30/2020|
Paul was courting Richard Thomas for that role R203.....but there would have been no challenge there to get him into bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||07/30/2020|
[quote]I wonder why they changed the spelling from Billie Joe to Billy Joe.
"Billie" is more girly, and the character was already a closet case in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||07/30/2020|
He wasn't a closet case. His boy parts reacted in the way they were meant to and for that, he felt guilty.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||07/30/2020|
R206, do you mean his bussy?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||07/30/2020|
Until the cut scenes are made available, we won't know what parts were used.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||07/30/2020|
I've always had a fetish for boys with enormous hair helmets. Upstairs and down.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||07/30/2020|
R200 , Well if you can believe Wikipedia: "Gentry stated that the original spelling had been a typo, this is corroborated by her original hand-written lyrics of the song."
|by Anonymous||reply 210||07/31/2020|
Here you can some of the lyrics and it's spelled Billy not Billie
|by Anonymous||reply 211||07/31/2020|
Maybe Gentry didn't have a lick of sense either.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||07/31/2020|
I think the underlying secret here is Billie was actually a girl passing as a boy, that would explain a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||07/31/2020|
McAllister? That's a Scottish name. The Scots are some fucked up people. It comes from eating sheep's brains all their lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||07/31/2020|
Back to the important stuff: What kind of sex did they have?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||07/31/2020|
R215, bareback buttfucking.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||07/31/2020|
R215 The kind where a man goes up into another man.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||07/31/2020|
Nah, I think the old guy probably sucked Billy's dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||07/31/2020|
R218, there’s no way he wouldn’t have taken his boy cherry. That was primo Robby Benson hole.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||07/31/2020|
Where was this supposed to have happened? The scene shows BJ going into a stall with a hooker. A woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||07/31/2020|
What a strange yet interesting thread. It really is a great song.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||07/31/2020|
Ode to Billie Joe and this song hit the airwaves around the same time when I was a little kid in the late 60s. Led me to think of the Deep South as quite a hotbed.
In the late 70s the girls used to call me Robby because I resembled Benson; alas, I never had a Billy Joe moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||07/31/2020|
They did a tv show based on Harper Valley PTA. All those country songs provided made-for-tv movie hits.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||07/31/2020|
There was a movie before the series, R223, just a couple of years after the movie version of Ode to Billy Joe.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||07/31/2020|
where is the dick sucking? i'm confused as i was in 6th grade.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||07/31/2020|
why does he have yellow skin?
|by Anonymous||reply 226||07/31/2020|
when the fuck did he explain it to her. i get the end. ugh
|by Anonymous||reply 227||07/31/2020|
Was there a movie for The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||07/31/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 229||07/31/2020|
[quote]Was there a movie for The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia?
Starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid and Mark Hamill!! A DL wet dream of casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||07/31/2020|
Besides bad movies, what was the reason Kristy MacNichol disappeared from show biz, was it bipolar or schizophrenia or something? I remember Jimmy having to take care of her or something!
|by Anonymous||reply 231||07/31/2020|
[quote]what was the reason Kristy MacNichol disappeared from show biz
Hollywood doesn't go for lesbians. Look at the trouble Ellen is having. They all end up drunk and in the gutter.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||07/31/2020|
Hollywood doesn't go for booze and lesbians.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||07/31/2020|
No way would a virgin like Billy Joe allow a full grown dick to enter his hole. He'd be way too scared of being "tore up" down there. That scene would not be hot. It's Roscoe P. Coltrane, for fucks sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||07/31/2020|
I think they were throwing flowers off the bridge in remembrance of someone else who had died, the same way the protagonist throws flowers off the bridge in remembrance of BJ. That's what they were talking after church.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||08/01/2020|
... talking about after church.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||08/01/2020|
Ode to Billy Joel would have been a very different film.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||08/01/2020|
Some scenes from “the night the lights went out in Georgia“ were filmed about 20 miles from my house in a small town named Trenton Georgia.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||08/01/2020|
Billy Joe was one hot piece of twink ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||08/02/2020|
Wasn’t the hooker a transvestite?
|by Anonymous||reply 240||08/02/2020|
That's what I always thought, R240.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||08/03/2020|
This thread is a true delight.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||08/03/2020|
R127, Granny’s name was Daisy May Moses, though it was seldom mentioned.
The more popular and familiar Daisy Mae was the voluptuous and lovesick girl in the 43-year run of the comic strip and later Broadway show and movie L’il Abner.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||08/03/2020|
The way Billy Joe said: "I've been with a man....." made me think that they had had sex not just blow jobs or jacking off......
.....in the back of the patrol car with a uniformed officer.....that was hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||08/03/2020|
There is no uniformed officer in this tale as old as time.
Billie Joe was full on country. He had never had sex and was likely ignorant of what happens. When he says he's been with a man, it could very well mean they just kissed or masturbated together. Personally, if I was Bobbie Lee, I would have demanded details from both BJ and fucking Roscoe P. Coltrane.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||08/03/2020|
I let Billy Joe blow me on that bridge. That boy had a purty mouth, fo' sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||08/03/2020|
Robby’s pink hole was plundered and used.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||08/03/2020|
Why do you think we call it corn holing?
|by Anonymous||reply 248||08/03/2020|
R234, you ought to look at "Roscoe" when he was younger. Damn, he was hot. He did a couple of Andy Griffith shows, Perry Masons, etc, where he was smokin'!
|by Anonymous||reply 249||08/04/2020|
Wasn't he fat and missing teeth in the movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||08/04/2020|
R250, the only thing fat in the movie was my twink cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||08/04/2020|
Young James Best was pretty hot in that dirty Southern white boy way. He was still handsome in Ode, though about a biscuit or two from morphing into Roscoe.
I haven’t watched the movie in forever, but I remember BJ running off after the jamboree. BL found him and that’s when he admitted to her that he’d been with a man.
The flashback scene was purposely confusing due to the delicate natures of the day, but I think drunken BJ thought he’d dabble with a budget whore in the hooker pavilion but ended up with our man Roscoe (and he liked it!). My memory is fuzzy here, because I’ve probably watched too many heavily cut versions, but Dewey might have been wearing a robe or, god love him, a caftan. My guess is he saw his chance and set up a glory hole-like situation to sample the menfolk of the town, but took it further when he realized how fucked up BJ was.
BJ should have packed his bags for Atlanta like any good gay boy from the South, but decided to take his own life.
Later on, Dewey runs into BL as she’s leaving town. He admits that it was him in the tent and she shouldn’t leave when he was the one who was to blame. BL says she’s still leaving so everyone thinks BJ knocked her up and killed himself because of it. I guess she thought that was more heroic, though I thought he still seemed like a crybaby little shit either way. The whole town assumed she was pregnant, anyhow, so she saved Dewey’s ass.
I wonder what Dewey did for Jamboree the next year?
|by Anonymous||reply 252||08/05/2020|
Not to be picayune but it's just "Rosco." Rosco Purvis Coltrane.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||08/06/2020|
I hate that I also know his middle name is Purvis, r253.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||08/06/2020|
I'm really trying to avoid having to watch the entire movie but this thread is getting me more and more confused about what actually happened. What's a picayune?
|by Anonymous||reply 255||08/06/2020|
[R254] I have mixed feelings over knowing his dog's name was Flash.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||08/06/2020|
James Best was a cousin to the Everly Brothers......but I may have mentioned that before.....
|by Anonymous||reply 257||08/06/2020|
Glynnis O’Connor did another movie in which she played a disfigured woman who had her pussy lips transplanted to her face. Can’t watch any of her movies without staring at her lips
|by Anonymous||reply 258||08/06/2020|
I had no idea Glynnis and Robby were in another movie called Jeremy (1973) and he sings!
|by Anonymous||reply 259||08/06/2020|
Glynnis will always be known as the quintessential Margo Hughes on "As the World Turns".
|by Anonymous||reply 260||08/06/2020|
Oh yeah? And what will Robbie always be known as?
|by Anonymous||reply 261||08/06/2020|
Is it too late for a sequel?
|by Anonymous||reply 262||08/06/2020|
He died. What would a sequel look like exactly?
|by Anonymous||reply 263||08/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 264||08/06/2020|
Um, BJ comes back as a swamp monster to rape all the town men?
|by Anonymous||reply 265||12 hours ago|
R265, damnit! Just when I thought this twink-raping thread was over you suck us back in.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||12 hours ago|
My apologies. I was getting tired of the million threads on the royal family.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||11 hours ago|
Did any royal twinks have sex with unscrupulous law enforcement officers and go off the deep end?
|by Anonymous||reply 268||11 hours ago|
Why do you think Harry is so fucked up.
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