Okay, former politico. And former cast member of the original Dukes of Hazzard TV show. He's Ben Jones (Cooter in the show) and he's posted an open letter on his website that has this statement in it...
Our show is a hit right now! Very young children have fallen in love with the "Dukes" on CMT, just as their parents did 25 years ago. They love the positive values of our show, its wholesome friendliness, and the fact that Bo and Luke are heroes who always make the right moral choice.Right moral choice? Give me a friggin' break. Even the theme song from the show doesn't agree with old Coot(er). Remember the last line folks? "Makin their way the only way they know how, and that's just a little bit more than the law will allow." The essential plot of the show involved the many creative ways you could run moonshine, making sure to jump your ugly red car over everything in sight while avoiding the police and throwing in as many cleavage shots as possible.
I'm sure the movie sticks to the tradition. Family Values my a.. eye. Okay I'm getting carried away. Breathe. 1, 2, 3, 4,.... it's only a movie.
I'm better now, but hip hop journalist Jimi Izreal is worked up. Check out his rant with the super high profanity content (hence it won't be quoted here). Or you can listen to a cleaner version at NPR
Alas, this intrigue hilarious as it is, is still not enough to make me see the movie.
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