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Produced by  Paul Morrissey
Cinematography  Paul Morrissey
Distributed by  Sherpix
Director    Andy Warhol
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Written by  Paul Morrissey
Edited by  Paul Morrissey
Initial release  20 December 1968
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Starring  Joe DallesandroEric EmersonTaylor MeadVivaJulian Burroughs
Film series  Lonesome Cowboys Film Series
Screenplay  Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Producers  Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Cast  Joe Dallesandro, Viva Hoffman, Taylor Mead, Eric Emerson, Louis Waldon
Similar  Directed by Andy Warhol, Dramas

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Lonesome Cowboys is a 1968 film by American filmmaker Andy Warhol. Written by Paul Morrissey, the film is a satire of Hollywood westerns. The film won the Best Film Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.


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Lonesome Cowboys was shot in January 1968 in Old Tucson and Rancho Linda Vista Dude Ranch in Oracle, Arizona on a budget of $3,000. The film features Warhol superstars Viva, Taylor Mead, Eric Emerson and Joe Dallesandro. The plot is loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, hence the names Julian and Ramona of the two leads.

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Warhol initially planned to title the film Fuck, then The Glory of the Fuck. Warhol and Morrisey settled on Lonesome Cowboys while Warhol was convalescing following the attempt on his life by Valerie Solanas. John Schlesinger was filming Midnight Cowboy, which featured several members of Warhol's entourage, including Viva and Ultra Violet who, with Morrisey, shot a separate short film during shooting of Midnight Cowboy's elaborate party scene. Warhol initially endorsed the participation of his people but grew resentful at what he perceived as Schlesinger's poaching of Warhol's scene. Warhol decided to undercut Schlesinger by naming this film Lonesome Cowboys as a reference to Midnight Cowboy.


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  • Joe Dallesandro as Little Joe
  • Julian Burroughs as Brother
  • Eric Emerson as Eric
  • Tom Hompertz as Julian
  • Taylor Mead as Nurse
  • Viva as Ramona D'Alvarez
  • Louis Waldon as Mickey
  • Francis Francine as Sheriff
  • Reception

    In August 1969, the film was seized by police in Atlanta, Georgia and the theater personnel arrested.


    A 2010 remake by Marianne Dissard titled Lonesome Cowgirls, was shot in Tucson, Arizona.

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