A band of cowboy brothers live, love, and break up on the range. Both comic and cosmic, poignant and depraved, LONESOME COWBOYS upends the Hollywood Western in an orgy of homoerotics, lysergic existentialism, and discomfiting sexual dynamics... it was shot on location on an Arizona ranch in full view of gawking tourists – a strategy which got its director reported to the FBI.
"[LONESOME COWBOYS] finishes the Western forever." – George Cukor
LONESOME COWBOYS, a satire of traditional Hollywood westerns, was a starring role for Dallesandro... Dallesandro spoke to Dazed & Confused in 2007, almost 30 years later, about Morrissey's advice on nudity, "Paul [Morrissey] always convinced me that it [getting naked] was necessary, telling me it wouldn't be considered pornographic. You know, 'This is art, this is Warhol, it's going to be shown in museums for years, you got to do it.'"
Photo © 2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum
Cast: Viva, Taylor Mead, Joe Dallesandro, Louis Waldon, Tom Hompertz
Screenplay: Paul Morrissey
Director: Andy Warhol