“No. You have to decide – it’s all or nothing with this. You can’t be a part-time Parton.”
“Dolly Would is about love and country music and family and, in the end, self-determination. I’ve been following Alison’s writing for a while and I like her lightness of touch, her sense of the absurd and her sure-footed feeling for plot … and the ending is perfect.” – Ian McMillan, Pick of the Week (BBC Radio 4 08/01/12)
A romantic comedy about the highs and lows of pretending to be Dolly Parton.
When Denize falls in love with washed-out Kenny Rogers impersonator, Martin, her dreams of being a singer are long forgotten. But then ‘Kenny’ asks her to be his ‘Dolly’.
DOLLY WOULD takes us into the uber-kitsch world of the Dolly Parton tribute act – a world of rhinestone encrusted cocktail dresses, silver fringed pedal pushers and star-spangled stetsons. But most of all, it’s a world of music: From 9 to 5 to Jolene, Dolly’s hits are irresistible.
“People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.” – Dolly Parton
But as the wigs get heavier and the make-up gets thicker the line between where Denise ends and Dolly starts begins to get blurred.
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