I am honored to have conducted (for my online radio program, SnowbizNow) one of the most comprehensive interviews available thus far with the identical Lane twins, Gary and Larry, who showed great courage in coming out as gay to their strict Southern Baptist mom in ultraconservative North Carolina, following their dreams to New York and then to Hollywood, ultimately winning NBC's Fear Factor and ABC's Winter WipeOut and then pouring their hearts, souls and winnings into their documentary, Hollywood to Dollywood, as seen on the Marie show (Jan. 7, 2013, on the Hallmark Channel) and The Jeff Probst Show (Jan. 10, 2013, in syndication).
The YouTube page for the documentary's official trailer describes the project thusly:
On the fumes of a dream, twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have written a script with a plum roll for one of their idols, Dolly Parton. Having had no luck getting the screenplay into her hands, they embark on a cross-country journey to personally deliver it to her. They set of from Dolly's star on the Hollywood Walk ofFame heading East for Pigeon Forge, TN.
Driving an RV they (named Jolene) is friend and partner Mike Bowen. All along Interstate 40 at rest stops, RV parks, bars, and hair salons our intrepid band of travelers meet everyday Americans, as the encounter everything from Floods in Nashville to an Oklahoma Tornado. The journey is also one of discovery for the brothers, as well: their relationship with their parents; their hopes, fears and ambitions; the bigotry they've encountered; as they search for tolerance and acceptance and the joy of realizing their biggest dream handing their screenplay to Dolly Parton.
Featuring appearances by Leslie Jordan, Chad Allen, Beth Grant, Dustin Lance Black, Ann walker, and maybe even Dolly herself! Hollywood to Dollywood is a documentary of chasing dreams down the road of life.
Listen to the interview to learn about when and where the twins were when they came out to each other, which movie landed them their SAG cards, which gay magazine outed them to their mother, how they ate noodles for the holiday in spite of having just won $50,000, whether or not they dated military men in their hometown, their first adventures in gay bars and so much more!
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