The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing – what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary, Dancing Outlaw. Exploring both the comic and tragic sides of life on the other side of the law, this stylish, fast-paced family portrait exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia’s environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture that helped shape the White family, a dying breed of outlaws preserving a dying form of dance.


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  1. This was an amazing movie. Thanks for the recommendation. It’s not enough that the White family sucks up an incredible amount of tax dollars through their misuse of monthly social security and disability payments, but they also use the system to pay for rehab, hospital stays, prescription drugs (in which they are addicted to and use, or sell and profit from) not to mention the police department, the district attorney’s office, public defender’s office, county protection services, foster parent program and various state penitentaries. No wonder Jesco questions whether his family is human. Wow!

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