History Film / HoundDog

18th Jul '15 7:08:56 AM watchfullkittycat32
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** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Lewellen lets Grasshopper style her bangs and gives to keep her dress.

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** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Lewellen lets Grasshopper style her bangs and gives gets to keep her dress.
17th Jul '15 9:26:50 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* BookEnds: In the beginning of the movie, Lewellen tells Buddy that she's going to kill her father someday. At the end of the movie, as Lewellen is sneaking off to go with Ellen, her father appears to kill a rattlesnake but she remembers Charlie's words about rattlesnakes and she is about to warn her father but decides against it and her father gets bitten.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Averted with Buddy, who unwittingly helps lure Lewellen into Wooden's Boy's clutches, then fails to help Lewellen or tell any adults after the rape. To boot, when Wooden Boy gives him Elvis tickets, he takes Grasshopper to the concert instead of Lewellen.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Averted Subverted with Buddy, who unwittingly helps lure Lewellen into Wooden's Boy's clutches, then fails to help Lewellen or tell any adults after the rape. To boot, when Wooden Boy gives him the Elvis tickets, he takes Grasshopper to the concert instead of Lewellen.Lewellen and hangs out with Wooden's Boy instead. However, he still cares for Lewellen as he peeked in at Lewellen and argued about her with Wooden's Boy when she got sick.


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* FromBadToWorse: Lewellen's life isn't the best in the beginning and it only gets worse especially after she gets raped.


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* KidsAreCruel: After luring Lewellen to be raped, Buddy doesn't help her and takes Grasshopper to the concert instead and hangs out with Wooden's Boy instead. Subverted when we learn that he does still shows concern for Lewellen.


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* PinkMeansFeminine: Grasshopper's dress and headband is light pink.


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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Lewellen and Grasshopper.
** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Lewellen lets Grasshopper style her bangs and gives to keep her dress.
25th Jun '15 11:45:03 PM ignisfatuus
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Lewellen is barefoot for the whole movie. Given the time period and her family's financial situation, it's likely she simply doesn't own any shoes.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Lewellen is barefoot for nearly the whole movie. Given the time period and her family's financial situation, it's likely she simply doesn't own any shoes.
25th Jun '15 11:45:03 PM ignisfatuus
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24th May '15 10:07:25 AM Phoenixion
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22nd May '15 12:19:54 AM ElegantVamp
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Grasshopper's real name is Gwendolyn, but everyone just calls her by her nickname.
25th Jun '13 9:24:54 AM Dante668
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DakotaFanning plays Lewellen, a preteen [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] fangirl living in the DeepSouth during TheFifties. The movie she inhabits is a SliceOfLife ComingOfAgeStory. The other main characters include her careless father Lou, her religious psycho grandmother, her playmate Buddy, local MagicalNegro Charles, "Big Momma" Thornton (Music/JillScott), and [=mini-=]SouthernBelle [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Grasshopper]]. What little plot there is centers on Lewellen's desire to see Elvis perform in person.

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DakotaFanning Creator/DakotaFanning plays Lewellen, a preteen [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] fangirl living in the DeepSouth during TheFifties. The movie she inhabits is a SliceOfLife ComingOfAgeStory. The other main characters include her careless father Lou, her religious psycho grandmother, her playmate Buddy, local MagicalNegro Charles, "Big Momma" Thornton (Music/JillScott), and [=mini-=]SouthernBelle [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Grasshopper]]. What little plot there is centers on Lewellen's desire to see Elvis perform in person.
16th Apr '13 9:00:39 AM TwoGunAngel
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* BreakTheCutie: Lewellen's life basically sucks worse and worse as the movie goes along.

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* BreakTheCutie: Lewellen's life basically sucks worse and worse as the movie goes along.along, culminating in her traumatic rape by Wooden's Boy.



* LuredIntoATrap: Wooden's Boy has Buddy lure Lewellen into a shed with the promise of Elvis tickets.

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* LuredIntoATrap: Wooden's Boy has Buddy lure Lewellen into a the shed where the rape takes place with the promise of Elvis tickets.
29th Jan '13 7:22:48 PM rlkitterman
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DakotaFanning plays Lewellen, a preteen [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] fangirl living in the DeepSouth during TheFifties. The movie she inhabits is a SliceOfLife ComingOfAgeStory. The other main characters include her careless father Lou, her religious psycho grandmother, her playmate Buddy, local MagicalNegro Charles, and [=mini-=]SouthernBelle [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Grasshopper]]. What little plot there is centers on Lewellen's desire to see Elvis perform in person.

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DakotaFanning plays Lewellen, a preteen [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] fangirl living in the DeepSouth during TheFifties. The movie she inhabits is a SliceOfLife ComingOfAgeStory. The other main characters include her careless father Lou, her religious psycho grandmother, her playmate Buddy, local MagicalNegro Charles, "Big Momma" Thornton (Music/JillScott), and [=mini-=]SouthernBelle [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Grasshopper]]. What little plot there is centers on Lewellen's desire to see Elvis perform in person.
10th Aug '12 9:17:22 AM Keys2theARC
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Subverted with Buddy, who unwittingly helps lure Lewellen into Wooden's Boy's clutches, then fails to help Lewellen or tell any adults after the rape. To boot, when Wooden Boy gives him Elvis tickets, he takes Grasshopper to the concert instead of Lewellen.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Subverted Averted with Buddy, who unwittingly helps lure Lewellen into Wooden's Boy's clutches, then fails to help Lewellen or tell any adults after the rape. To boot, when Wooden Boy gives him Elvis tickets, he takes Grasshopper to the concert instead of Lewellen.
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