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Southern Movie 56: “Poor Pretty Eddie” (1975)

The first time I watched the 1975 film Poor Pretty Eddie, I kept thinking, “What the hell . . . is this . . . ?” I would say that the story centers on an African-American singer who is travelling alone in the South then gets stranded with car trouble, but it’s really more about the backwoods freak show that she encounters while trying to get her car fixed. The film’s title character is a deranged Elvis wannabe with an aging sugar momma. They live in an array of isolated… Read more Southern Movie 56: “Poor Pretty Eddie” (1975)